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Organic food consumption and eating habit in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

Authors
  • Ben Khadda, Zineb
  • Ezrari, Said
  • nabil radouane
  • Boutagayout, Abdellatif
  • El Housni, Zakariae
  • Lahmamsi, Haïtam
  • Zahri, Aziz
  • Houssaini, Tarik Sqalli
  • El Ghadraoui, Lahsen
  • Elamine, Youssef
  • Guiné, Raquel P. F.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Open Agriculture
Publisher
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication Date
Jan 09, 2022
Volume
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/opag-2022-0064
Source
MyScienceWork
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The purpose of the current study is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected eating behavior and directed toward organic food and bioproducts consumption in the North African region especially Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia as well as identify the variables that may affect the eating behavior of these population. Data were collected using an anonymous online survey on 1,244 respondents from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The results showed that the confinement did influence the consumption of healthy food to enhance people’s immune system so as to prevent infection by the COVID-19, and other diseases. Moreover, academic level, gender, and country of residence were diversely correlated with the eating behavior during COVID-19 confinement. The understanding of people’s eating behavior will help the public health to reshape future policies toward organic and bio-based food production; moreover, some further nutritional recommendations could be concluded to maintain a global better health status and improve body defence mechanism.

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