The emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has significantly impacted various industries worldwide, particularly livestock. The study aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on livestock production in Sierra Leone's Koinadugu area. The data was gathered from 162 livestock farmers in six chiefdoms of the Koinadugu District. Quantitative data were collected using semi-structured questionnaires, while qualitative data was collected via personal observations, desk research, and interviews. The questionnaires were administered between February 6 and March 25, 2021. The data were analyzed using Microsoft Excel version 2010 software. According to the findings, pandemics have had a detrimental influence on livestock production due to government-imposed measures such as lockdown, stay-athome, and social distance. It impacted livestock productivity by limiting farmers' capacity to sell livestock products in the market (91.3%), limiting access to livestock input supplies (84.0%), deterring access to pasture (80.9%), and selling livestock become challenging because dealers are scarce (96.3%). It also impacts animals' health as there was a shortage of veterinary medicines (87.6%) and a lack of veterinarians (80.2%). Therefore, it is suggested that the government and other responsible authorities should prepare and execute policies to reduce COVID-19's pandemic impact on livestock production and marketing chains.
Sesay, A., Sesay, A & Sesay, M (2022). Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Livestock Production in Koinadugu District, Sierra Leone. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-the-impact-of-covid-19-pandemic-on-livestock-production-in-koinadugu-district-sierra-leone
Sesay, Abdul Rahman, et. al. "Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Livestock Production in Koinadugu District, Sierra Leone" Afribary. Afribary, 15 Nov. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-the-impact-of-covid-19-pandemic-on-livestock-production-in-koinadugu-district-sierra-leone. Accessed 07 Dec. 2022.
Sesay, Abdul Rahman, Abdul Sesay and Mahmud Sesay . "Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Livestock Production in Koinadugu District, Sierra Leone". Afribary, Afribary, 15 Nov. 2022. Web. 07 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-the-impact-of-covid-19-pandemic-on-livestock-production-in-koinadugu-district-sierra-leone >.
Sesay, Abdul Rahman, Abdul Sesay and Mahmud Sesay . "Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Livestock Production in Koinadugu District, Sierra Leone" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-the-impact-of-covid-19-pandemic-on-livestock-production-in-koinadugu-district-sierra-leone