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Gendered predictors of the impact of COVID-19 on cross-border fish trade in Zambia and Malawi

Woman selling fish in market, Zambia. Photo by Stevie Mann, 2007. Photo: Stevie Mann/WorldFish.

A new paper addresses a gap in the literature on understanding gendered predictors of the impacts of COVID-19 among small-scale cross-border traders. 

The paper found heterogeneous effects in geographical location, skills and knowledge were reported among men cross-border traders. The paper identified that the effects of household structure and composition significantly influenced the impact of COVID-19 among women traders.  Surprisingly, membership in trade associations was associated with high impact of COVID-19.