Early Impacts of COVID 19 on Household Incomes and Food Consumption - the Zambian Case


September 3, 2021 - Mulako Kabisa, Mitelo Subakanya, Miyanda Malambo, Antony Chapoto, Mywish Maredia, David Tschirley

Key Facts

  • There was no significant change in per capita per day income from March 2020 (considered pre-COVID) to July 2020 for both rural and urban households. 
  • Reasons for lack of observed impact could include economic disruptions prior to and unrelated to the pandemic and the fact that first lockdowns happened in March. 
  • More than half of households reported reduced consumption of food in August-October 2020 compared to a year previous and reported also that the quality 



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