Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals and plants, is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world. Today, this source provides half of all fish for human consumption (FAO 2016).
Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Senior Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, guest blogs on the importance of equity in the blue growth economy.
At the Global Ocean Action Summit in late April, while speaking on a panel I quipped that the Summit’s subtitle , “Action for Food Security and Blue Growth,” should have been Action for Food Security and Inclusive Blue Growth, because so many different equity issues underpin the success of the blue growth agenda.
At the end of April, the international community will meet in the Hague for the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth. The summit will bring together representatives from governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector. This is the first in a series of blog posts in the run up to the Summit that will address key ocean issues.