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The main objective of this guide is to improve human safety during the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to harvesting and transporting live fish. Other objectives include (i) providing safer methods for handling and transportation, (ii) improving animal welfare, (iii) reducing road safety hazards, and (iv) detailing methods to reduce the cost of live fish transportation.

Malawi and Zambia, neighboring countries located in Southeastern Africa, both have populations of about 17–18 million people; however population density is drastically different (11 people per square kilometer in Zambia compared to 192 people per square kilometer in Malawi).

Food systems are faced with increasingly difficult challenges from COVID-19 and future climate, socioeconomic, health and other shocks. To build forward better from these shocks, effective responses are needed. These responses rely on accurate and timely data and evidence on the multifaceted effects of the pandemic or other shocks to food systems and on the diverse women and men affected.

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