Original source: http://www.asiapacificfarmersforum.net/
Farmers and fishers are the hardest hit during this global crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries decided to close their borders for the time being to contain the spread of the virus, and consequently, this affected the livelihood of farmers and fishers. Lockdowns and quarantines resulted in a lack of buyers, lack of transportation for bringing the produce to the market, as well as total closure of marketplaces. Meanwhile, in places where they are allowed to work on their farms, farmers and fishers face the threat of being infected with the virus as they continue to work in open spaces.
In these videos, farmers from countries in Asia and the Pacific narrate the challenges they face in this time of crisis.