COVID-19 impacts and adaptations in Asia and Africa’s aquatic food value chains

We tracked the impacts of COVID-19 on aquatic food value chains in Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Myanmar and Nigeria during 2020. We assessed the availability and price of aquatic foods and production inputs using a high frequency panel survey of 767 actors from eight value chain nodes. We also conducted semi-structured phone interviews with 63 respondents in Bangladesh and online interviews with 100 aquatic food value chain actors and key informants from 17 sub-Saharan African countries.

Guide to improving live fish transportation with special attention to the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh and other tropical developing countries

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. However, some farmers and traders use inappropriate transportation practices, which have led to health hazards during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 3 of EAT@Home: How small-scale food producers can receive their fair share

Fishers, farmers and other food producers feed us, yet are some of the world’s poorest. In this episode, EAT@Home and featured experts discussed how they can receive their fair share.

In the video, our aquatic deep-dive continues, as you'll hear from our Research Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition, Shakuntala Thilsted on the importance of aquatics food in feeding the world within environmental limits.


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