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Impact of COVID-19 on Rice Farmers in Southeast Asia

by Jefferson M. Fox, Arunee Promkhambut, Phanwin Yokying

East-West Wire

Publisher: Honolulu, HI: East-West Center
Publication Date: 3 July 2020
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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In Southeast Asia, the pandemic has affected rice farming in many ways including security of land tenure and access to credit, capital inputs, remittance income, and safe food and water. During emergencies such as the 2019 drought and the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers need assistance, either from the government or private philanthropy. Thailand and Vietnam, the wealthier countries in the region, have provided farmers with basic assistance. Farmers in Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia are struggling.