Covid-19, Challenges and Recommendations in Agriculture


  • Mehdi Zarei Soil Science and Engineering Department, School of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
  • Abdullah Kaviani Rad Undergraduate student of Soil Science and Engineering Department, School of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.



On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 is a pandemic disease that is spreading at different speeds in different countries of the world. Given these issues, the global economy is experiencing a different and new experience that is currently taking place in different countries. We are seeing a decrease in production, logistical problems, as well as a change in production patterns, demand and consumption. The agricultural sector has not been immune to the economic damage of the outbreak and has suffered serious damage. If the necessary measures are not taken for sustainable production in agriculture and maintaining the supply and demand cycle, health and food security will face a crisis. Given that there is always a zero point again about the prevalence and infection, social quarantine and health care are still essential. To manage the problems caused by the Corona crisis, accurate and appropriate programs, mechanisms, and evaluations with different strategies are needed, and appropriate sustainable models should be considered for spatial and temporal requirements


Coronavirus, Agriculture, Food supply chain, Recommendation


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How to Cite

Zarei, M., & Kaviani Rad, A. (2020). Covid-19, Challenges and Recommendations in Agriculture. Journal of Botanical Research, 2(1), 12–15.


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