Climate change Pakistan Value Chain / Markets

Continuing Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Farm Households in Pakistan

This infographic shows the extent of COVID-19’s impact on farm production and supply in the provinces of Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan from 2020 to 2021.

The data were gathered from ADB surveys of farm households in Sindh and Punjab as the main agricultural areas in Pakistan. It is evident that food systems were significantly affected in spite of exemptions imposed on them during lockdowns and travel restrictions in the country during 2020–2021. Although conditions have since improved, the agriculture sector still needs the support of the national and provincial governments to rebound from the decline in production and supply due the pandemic.