COVID-19 Impact on Pakistan’s agri sector: Here’s what ADB’s latest report revealed

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Wheat harvesting largely remained unscathed of the Coronavirus-induced lockdown though movement restrictions choked the supplies of highly perishable produce, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) survey report stated.

Over 400 farmers across 10 districts of the Punjab were surveyed on the effect of the Coronavirus-triggered lockdown and the locust invasion.

As per the report, disruptions in the food supply chain result directly in income losses. The rising input prices raise grave concerns about the forthcoming rice-growing season, the report added.