Covid-19 propels city-farming opportunities to centerstage

A jeepney driver carries relief goods donated by a Catholic church at the Tandang Sora terminal in this file photo. Many of the jobless drivers during lockdown had resorted to begging in the streets, displaying cardboard signs scrawled with pleas for money and food on their multi-colored jeepneys.

The coronavirus disease of 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic not only highlighted the flaws of various food systems in the world but also emphasized one vital thing that has been ailing the farm sector: neglect for food production.

The disruptions in domestic trade caused by lockdowns have resulted in an imbalance in the food supply, resulting in the shortage of food products in certain areas like the metropolis while having a glut in food-production areas.

Image credits: AP/Aaron Favila

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