COVID-19 in Agricultural and Development Economics

Call for papers for: Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies

Guest Editors

Hung-Hao Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Doo Bong Han, Korea University, South Korea
Shimokawa Satoru, Waseda University, Japan
Feng-An Yang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting public health interventions such as mobility restrictions and lockdowns have presented unprecedented challenges to nearly every aspect of agricultural and development economics. The existing literature has discussed the potential consequences of the COVID-19, such as disrupting food security, agricultural production, economic development, and much more. A growing body of studies have also provided an early assessment of the immediate and short-run impact of COVID-19 on the food and agricultural industry and the economic wellbeing of households in emerging economies. These timely studies provide important implications for policy aiming at mitigating the COVID-induced shocks.

The COVID-19 is expected to continue disrupting the agricultural market and causing significant economic hardship in the near future. While there have been some encouraging results of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, the effectiveness of the vaccine needs further assessment over time and the outlook for economic recovery is likely to remain slow and uncertain. The recovery progress in developing countries can be even slower as they are likely to have access to vaccine at a much later time. This suggests continued efforts are needed to adapt to and to alleviate the long-run impacts of the pandemic.

This special issue calls for contributions expanding existing knowledge on the impact of COVID-19 and providing guidance on how public policy can enhance the adaptation of agriculture and developing countries to COVID-19. We are inviting submissions of solid economic analysis focused on issues related to COVID-19 in the areas of agricultural and development economics. The themes of special issues include (but not limited to): agricultural and food industry, agricultural trade, food security, poverty, risk management and adaptation.

Special Issue Timeline

Authors interested in engaging in a developmental conversation with the guest editors are welcome to contact Hung-Hao Chang by e-mail. A tentative timeline is reported below:

Full paper submission deadline: September 30, 2021
Publication of the Special issue: 2022

All full papers must be processed through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the dedicated peer review system used by the Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies (JADEE). When submitting your manuscript, please go to and ensure you select the correct issue, ‘COVID-19 in Agricultural and Development Economics’ from the dropdown menu.

To view the author guidelines for the JADEE, please click here.

Papers that are evaluated to be promising but not ready in time for the publication of the special issue will be arranged to be published in the regular issue of the JADEE.

Contact the Guest Editors

Hung-Hao Chang, PhD. 
Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]

Doo Bong Han, PhD.
Department of Food and Resource Economics, Korea University
E-mail: [email protected]

Shimokawa Satoru, PhD.
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
E-mail: [email protected]

Feng-An Yang, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Email: [email protected]