Transforming food markets for the pandemic

September 9, 2021

Zimbabwe has the 2nd largest informal economy in the world. Many of the informal traders are vendors who are part of the food supply chain in urban markets.

Measures introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19 such as lockdowns and restricted movement, while good, adversely affected the vendors' operations.

In addition, the marketplaces became unsuitable to trade as usual. Most needed refurbishment to conform to COVID-19 prevention regulations.

This documentary outlines how some vendors coped in the early stages of the pandemic and how they are managing to adjust and continue to trade safely.