Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Farmers- Kenya Report (Round 3)
This report assesses the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farmers in Kenya to understand the extent of the impact and identify areas that require short, medium, and long-term support. It further provides recommendations for the government, policymakers, and other private agencies to revive the agriculture sector.
The specific objectives of the research were to:
- Understand, assess, and to the extent possible, quantify the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farmers, their families, and farming activities.
- Assess the impact of COVID-19 on farmers in terms of disruptions in their agricultural income and costs (including input costs), input supply, marketing of produce, and liquidity management.
- Inform policy and regulatory changes to support the agriculture sector.
- Understand the usage of communication channels and identify opportunities to recover from the pandemic.