The impact of COVID-19 and other shocks on Agri Food SMEs along the poultry and fish value chains in Borno State

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January 17, 2022 - Author: Hudu, Muhammad. I., L. , , , Thomas Reardon and Wellington Osawe

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• Businesses in Borno State were already facing challenges prior to COVID-19 which were exacerbated by the lockdown policy in the state.
• Consistent with the observed disruption to business operating days, the majority of businesses in Borno State faced challenges in the early months of 2020 but this reduced substantially in the second half of the year.
• The share of businesses hiring labor reduced drastically during the lockdown period. This effect persisted, with important livelihood implications for workers who lost income earning opportunities.
• None of the respondents in the study sample received any assistance from any source, including government.

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