In response to Covid-19, Agbiz is leading various food security workstreams, to mitigate the various impacts of the unprecedented viral disease.
• Nedlac Exco Covid-19 Response Task Team (See Nedlac press statement
and Minister Ebrahim Patel's address
• BUSA/BBC Covid-19 Response Task Team
. A comprehensive workplan has already been developed and being implemented, focusing on four workstreams, viz. healthcare, the economy, labour and communication.
• Agriculture Sector Task Team on Covid-19
. Under the auspices of Minister Thoko Didiza, a task Team has been established to ensure both national and household food security is maintained throughout the duration of the epidemiological curve of Covid-19, which is expected to taper off in the second semester of 2020.
Three workstreams have been established, viz. the economy, social impact and communication. At the heart will be to ensure continuous food availability to all at affordable prices, as well as that all supply chains need to function and that both imports and exports of agricultural goods are maintained.
Agbiz will continue to provide further information as it becomes available.