A second seminar in the Big Fish Series to explore the scope of recent COVID-19 disruptions, impacts and range of responses across the aquatic foods system.

Date: Thursday, 11 February 2021

Time: 21:00-22:00 (UTC+8)

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Aquatic foods play an important role in our food systems, contributing significantly to food and nutrition security and livelihoods. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns are creating health and economic crises, that threaten food and nutrition security. Global food systems have been seriously disrupted at multiple levels across supply chains. Studying these impacts and vulnerabilities in our food system is essential to build resilience to future shocks.

In this seminar, authors of the recently published article on “Emerging COVID-19 impacts, responses, and lessons for building resilience in the seafood system” including WorldFish’s Senior Scientist for Value Chains and Nutrition, Benjamin Belton, who is a member of the CGIAR COVID-19 Hub addressing Value Chain Fractures, will discuss the results of their framework study of the first five months of COVID-19-related disruptions, impacts, and the adaptive responses, combined with lessons from past shocks, that could be considered when building resilience in aquatic food systems production and value chains.

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To learn more, read the article on “Emerging COVID-19 impacts, responses, and lessons for building resilience in the seafood system co-written by WorldFish’s Senior Scientist for Value Chains and Nutrition, Benjamin Belton, and Research Chair for Equity and Justice in the Blue Economy, Eddie Allison, and partners from University of Stirling and Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Check out WorldFish’s previous participation in the first Big Fish Series webinar on Alternative Seafood. Follow WorldFish and IoAStirling to join the virtual dialogue on Twitter.

We look forward to your active participation.

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