Virtual Policy Seminar: Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Myanmar’s Livestock and Fishery Sectors

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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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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 analyzed the current situation in Myanmar’s livestock and fishery sectors, based on the results of recently conducted phone surveys and highlighted potential actions to keep these sectors functioning during these challenging times. 

Opening Remarks: U Kyaw Swe Lin, Director General, Department of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar 

Speakers: 

  • Ben Belton, Senior Scientist, Value Chain and Nutrition, WorldFish and Associate Professor, Michigan State University 
  • Stuart Le Marseny, Monitoring, Evaluation and Information Management Advisor, FAO 
  • Yin Yin Phyu, Co-founder and Director of Operations, Greenovator Company Ltd. 
  • Jessica Scott, Research Fellow in Gender and Nutrition, WorldFish Myanmar 

Panelist: Michael Akester, Country Director of WorldFish Myanmar 

Closing Remarks: U Kyaw Swe Lin, Director General, Department of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar

Moderator: Xiaojie Fan, FAO Representative in Myanmar, FAO