The coronavirus crisis is a challenge for every industry Worldwide. The production of food experienced difficulties because of the border closures to prevent the spread of the virus.
For example, India, one of the largest producers of onion, banned exports of its onions. With the ban of Indian onions came an immediate higher demand for Dutch, Spanish, Egyptian, Turkish, and Chinese onions in Asia and the Middle East.
The Netherlands tends to have an overproduction of red onions yearly, so the Indian ban helped reduce it.