The economic impact of COVID-19, according to the World Bank could push near 100 million people to the edge of the extreme poverty line. It also has the potential to trigger long-lasting effects on the world’s food security. This threat is most worrying for developing nations such as ourselves.
At the moment, the most reliable solution would be to take a hold of some of your own agricultural needs at home. This would mean engaging in small-scale home and community gardening projects.
Options range from setting up hydroponic systems to grow lettuce and other essential vegetable crops or traditional kitchen gardens. This would reduce your personal dependency on imported fruits and vegetables and even our national dependency if more support is given to local farmers and agricultural producers.