To assess the evolving impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we conducted a multi-country survey of fish supply chain actors in Bangladesh, India (Andhra-Pradesh, Assam and Odisha), Myanmar, Nigeria, Egypt and Timor-Leste (TL), to evaluate the availability and price of aquatic foods and production inputs. The sample included hatcheries (n=78), feed mills (n=26), non-pelleted feed sellers (n=31), pelleted feed sellers (n=64), farmers (n=233) processors (n=39), traders (n=85), retailers (n=78) and fishers (n=131).
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted food systems globally, resulting in significant impacts on economic and food security. In Bangladesh, aquatic food value chains make up a large part of the country’s food system. WorldFish is conducting longitudinal phone surveys to analyze the impacts of COVID-19 on aquatic food value chains, but these do not capture nuanced details of the context in which observed trends are embedded. To this end, this qualitative study aims to explore in greater depth the pathways by which aquatic food supply chain actors in Bangladesh are affected by COVID-19.
This is the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) event co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group.
An expert discussion on the impacts of climate change on aquatic food systems and the way through which a systems approach can enhance the effectiveness of interventions to build social and ecological resilience.
Date: 11 September 2020
A virtual policy seminar on assessing the impact of COVID-19 on livestock and fishery sectors in Myanmar
Date: 26 August 2020
Time: 09:00 (MMT) / 10:30 (MYT)
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A month-long of activities to raise awareness on the importance of maintaining healthy diets, food accessibility, and proper hygiene in observation of Nutrition Month during the COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar.
This document captures the information on basic nutrition available to consume fish, vegetables, and other nutritious food. It demonstrates that how less intake of nutrition leads to the malnutrition. Furthermore, the importnance of WASH, hygiene, and hand washing practice was discussed in the document.
The key steps of Small Scale Aquaculture (SSA) farming are framed in the document in a subsequntial manner. It communicates and disseminates the key information on how to generate more produce and income from SSA. In addition to this, it captures the information on how to properly wash your hands and take care of yourself for COVID 19 protection.
A high-level discussion on aquatic food systems and their contribution to global food and nutrition security
Time: 10:30 - 12:00 (EDT) / 22:30 - 00:00 (UTC+8)
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
This video is from day one of the SEAFDEC Webinar on the "Impact of COVID-19 on Fisheries and Aquaculture" in Southeast Asia.
- International fish trade: Impact assessment by Mr. Marcio Cstro de Souza, FAO.
- Impact of COVID-19 on fishing sector in Southeast Asia: overview by Mr. Apimeleki Cokanasiga, INFOFISH.
- COVID-19 impacts on fish and aquatic food systems by Dr. Michael Phillips, CGIAR Research Program, Worldfish Center.