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Journal Article: The Influence of Food Environments on Food Security Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Examination of Urban and Rural Difference in Kenya

This study used a two-part telephonic study comprising of the C-SCAN and HFIAS survey tools and was conducted in urban and rural Kenya. This study aimed to examine urban and rural differences in the perceived influence of COVID-19 on (1) agricultural production and livelihood; and (2) food environment attributes (food access, accessibility, price) and diets. Furthermore, this paper examined whether access to different environments (e.g., wild, cultivated, informal, and formal) impacted food security. We hypothesize that during the COVID-19 pandemic, urban residents will report decreased access to both the natural and built food environment negatively influencing food security.
Country: Kenya