Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 39 issue 4 (december 2020) : 273-277

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Dairy Supply Chain: A Review

Mohit Sharma, Jaya Sinha
1School of Agribusiness and Rural Management, Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa-848 125, Samastipur, Bihar, India.<br />&nbsp;
Cite article:- Sharma Mohit, Sinha Jaya (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on Global Dairy Supply Chain: A Review. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 39(4): 273-277. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1569.
Background: Disruption through present pandemic is applicable to almost all the sectors of economy. However, impact on Indian food and dairy industry is largely experienced considering it as the livelihood of sizable stakeholders emphasizing small and marginal farmers. Present study is undertaken to examine the global assessment of dairy supply chain with emphasizing on India, USA and Canada, which will be important to observe positive and negative trends of Covid-19 and suggesting appropriate measures for dealing with present and similar situations in near future.
Methods: Systematic literature review assessment had been followed from major web platforms like Jgate, Ebsco database and popular news articles were explored since December 2019 to April 2020 for the study purpose. 
Conclusion: Along with supply chain assessment through its various components, it was observed that although different countries have negative effect on the dairy communities, but these adverse situations can be converted into new possibilities for expansion. It was also observed that dairy industry has the potential to convert present crisis into opportunity thereby not only concentrating on health part of consumers but also contributing towards generating employment.   
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