Economists anticipate food shortage if pandemic prolongs


Men sell vegetables at their makeshift stalls at the Empress Market in Karachi, Pakistan> Photo: Reuters ISLAMABAD: Economists have cautioned the government that if the coronavirus pandemic prolongs, the first one to be impacted will be perishable food items and then the staple food items, reported The News. For an uninterrupted food supply, they recommend, the government must maintain the provision of input to farmers, mobility of labour in the agriculture sector, and shipment of food from farm to markets and market to retailers.