Coronavirus lockdown boosts back-yard cultivation in UK

Millions of Britons are trying to become more self-sufficient after realising food supply chains are fragile.

Living under lockdown is inspiring many people to try growing fruit and vegetables in their back gardens as people expect coronavirus lockdowns to hit food supply chains.

In the United Kingdom, demand for seeds is soaring, as are searches for advice on how to grow your own food.

It is not just plants that people are trying to grow at home, either.

Families unable to find eggs in the shops are turning to keep their own chickens, and poultry breeders across the UK have seen their farms stripped of birds.

In the latest in our series of reports on how the pandemic is impacting farming and food security, Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela reports from southeast England.

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