The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world's health and economic systems dramatically, whereas the resilience of countries worldwide differs to a great extent. While Germany and North Scandinavian countries are relatively robust for different reasons, politically more isolated or crisis neglecting countries, such as Brazil or Iran, are impacted mainly by high growth rates of infections and consequences of long lockdowns respectively.

To analyse government responses to COVID-19, the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises in a Globalised World" launched the "Governing Corona Crisis" cooperation project of which CoronaNet Research Project was a component.

Governing COVID-19 : Analysing the effects of government responses in Brazil, Iran, Tanzania, and Germany

The objective of this project is to assess impacts of government responses to Corona using key indicators on Food Security and Socio-Economy in rural and peri-urban areas of the three countries Brazil, Iran and Tanzania and to compare findings between the countries and to Germany. Whilst on a global scale government responses of most countries align, with regards to acknowledging the severity of the coronavirus, and imposed measures, such as curfews, and trade restrictions, the government responses of the chosen countries of study are very different. While instruments to combat COVID-19 are also different and also the manner of transparency differs across these countries; they provide an interesting platform for the study of effects of government responses to COVID-19 in societies.

Participating Institutes

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

Related Publications (independent funding)

Yazdanpanah, M., M. Tajeri Moghadam, M. Savari, T. Zobeidi, S. Sieber und K. Löhr. 2021. The Impact of Livelihood Assets on the Food Security of Farmers in Southern Iran during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(10): 5310.

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18105310

Dr. rer. agr. Katharina Löhr
Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF)
Dr. agr. habil. Stefan Sieber
​​​​Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforsung (ZALF)
PD Dr. habil. Linde Götz
Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien (IAMO)
Dr. Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani
Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien (IAMO)
Dr. Daniel Flemes
German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Dr. Stefan Kroll
Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK/PRIF)
Frankfurt am Main