Lockdown affected the livelihood of smallholder farmers: Matrina Xulu

Matrina Xulu from Appelbosch, Ozwathini in KZN shares her perspective on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected her livelihood.

This short video was developed as part of the research project entitled “The Impacts of Covid-19 Responses on the Political Economy of African Food Systems” to highlight the impacts of Covid-19 regulatory and support interventions on the functioning and structure of food systems in South Africa. The research project is in partnership with PLAAS at the University of the Western Cape working with the University of Pretoria, and with Masifundise Development Trust which works with small-scale fishers and traders and the Association for Rural Advancement, (AFRA) which works with small-scale farmers, farm workers and traders.

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