Date :23 October 2020

Possible effects of the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak on the poultry industry

Estimates suggest that some countries have increased their purchases of food following the second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks.

The outbreak of this disease, which is called a historical challenge, has caused significant changes in social habits in various societies around the world. Changes that some believe will continue for a long time after the pandemic.

In the early days and weeks of the outbreak, especially in the spring, in some cases, the shelves of many stores in different parts of the world were left empty due to the disruption of logistics and transportation systems.

An issue that has caused consumers of products to stare for unprecedented storage for fear of continuing these disruptions. Behavior that doubled the shortages and led to a temporary increase in prices.

Under such circumstances, the purchase of frozen products and those products that have a high shelf life will certainly be given priority over other products. This issue has recently been considered by many large companies. Increasing investment in processed product lines is the result of such a view.

One of the most important aspects that social scientists have recently considered is how people buy food.

The quarantine situation and the uncertainty of people in different parts of the world about what will happen in the coming months have created a new understanding of shopping behavior for researchers.

The issue seems to be gaining momentum following the onset of the second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks. Especially since there is contradictory news about drought in areas such as the Black Sea.

Finally, the results obtained from the study of these behaviors can be a good roadmap for policymakers and even poultry producers to plan their type of production according to the changes that have occurred.

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