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Advocacy Note: The Role of Cross-Border Trade in Security Food in Border Areas During Periods of COVID-19 Pandemic
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Montréal | 2022 | 5 p.
Corporate author: 
Centre for International Cooperation and Study (CECI)


The Role of Cross-Border Trade in Security food in border areas during periods of COVID-19 pandemic To limit the spread of Covid-19, the governments of Burkina Faso and Senegal have decided to close the borders in March 2020, thus limiting the movement of goods and people and cross-border exchanges. Faced with the measures taken and faced with the absolute necessity of survival, the Traders in cross-border areas bypass official checkpoints to continue trade. cross-border exchanges, necessary for their survival and food security, despite the risks of gender-based violence (GBV). In the event of a pandemic, for countries with still fragile economies such as Burkina Faso and Senegal, selective sanitary measures should rather be applied to enable formal trade and the movement of food across borders.



Resource Type: 
Research papers / journal articles
Human rights
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education