It is with pleasure that we share this third edition of our newsletter with you, which provides information about our work in Myanmar. With a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar, the government has since re-introduced measures to monitor and contain the virus's spread. Since mid -August stay at home measures are in force in parts of Rakhine State, the administrative capital Nay Pyi Taw, including the commercial capital Yangon.
FAO Myanmar remains actively engaged with the government, particularly the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, and all development partners in monitoring containment measures on agriculture, food security, and nutrition, livestock, and fisheries. With many sectors impacted and the loss of livelihoods, this may likely trigger increased food insecurity.
The full extent of the COIVD-19 impact on food systems remains to be seen, but in the meantime, FAO has taken steps to review and adjust project activities to prioritize the response to the pandemic.