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Aug 26, 2020, at 9:00 AM MMT

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Myanmar’s Livestock and Fishery Sectors

Join us for a webinar on Aug 26, 2020, at 9:00 AM MMT.

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Myanmar’s livestock and fishery sectors are crucial to the livelihoods of many vulnerable households, and an important dimension in improving nutritional outcomes in the country. The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate its spread have led to disruptions in these sectors arising from declines in incomes and restrictions on movement. Careful monitoring of the impact of COVID-19 on these sectors can guide government, private sector, and development partners on policies and interventions to minimize potential disruption. This virtual policy seminar will analyze the current situation in Myanmar’s livestock and fishery sectors, based on the results of recently conducted phone surveys and highlight potential actions to keep these sectors functioning during these challenging times.

Xiaojie Fan, FAO Representative in Myanmar, FAO

COVID-19 and Poultry and Egg Value Chains
- Ben Belton, Associate Professor, Michigan State University

COVID-19 and Fish Value Chains
- Yin Yin Phyu, Co-founder and Director of Operations, Greenovator Company Ltd.

COVID-19 and Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Stuart Le Marseny, Monitoring, Evaluation and Information Management Advisor, FAO

Animal sourced foods: Contributions to Nutrition and Impacts of COVID-19
- Jessica Scott, Research Fellow in Gender and Nutrition, WorldFish Myanmar

Michael Akester, Country Director of WorldFish Myanmar