LEGS Disscussion Paper: COVID-19, Livestock and Livelihoods

This Discussion Paper for the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) reviews the impacts of COVID-19 on livestock keepers in lower-income countries, and providers of livestock services and programmes. It also reviews the responses of livestock keepers and organizations to the pandemic. The paper covers the period from March 2020, when many countries introduced COVID-19 lockdowns, to October 2020. It is based on a review of literature, supported by a small number of interviews with practitioners in India, Nepal, Somalia and South Sudan; practitioners from these countries and Thailand also provided information by email.