The Role of National Food Security in a Massive Pandemic: The Case of COVID-19

14 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2020

Date Written: March 25, 2020

Abstract

This paper proposes the national pandemics contingency plan for any country based on the application of the minimum food, water & medication storage for a massive pandemic quota (ψ-Quota). Consequently, the main objective of the ψ-Quota is to calculate the approximate amount of food, water, and medicines storage amount annually in case of a possible massive pandemic crisis. Finally, this paper is divided into three sections: (i) the minimum food, water, and medicine quota storage calculation in case of a massive pandemic; (ii) the food, water, and medicine storage quota for a massive pandemics; (iii) the geographical distribution and mapping of the emergency aid supplier’s modules in case of a massive pandemic for any country. Finally, the ψ-Quota was applied on the case of Malaysia.

Keywords: Pandemics, Food security; Economic development; COVID-19

JEL Classification: B40

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo, The Role of National Food Security in a Massive Pandemic: The Case of COVID-19 (March 25, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3560998 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3560998

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