11 July 2018, Rome, Italy - Gareth Johnstone, Director General WorldFish, left, and Arni Mathiesen, Assistant Director General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO. Signing ceremony of an MoU between FAO and the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish). COFI 2018 - Committee on Fisheries, 33rd Session, 9-13 July 2018. FAO headquarters (Canada room).
A new understanding between WorldFish and FAO will combat hunger and improve livelihoods by promoting the impact of fisheries and aquaculture research.
Market-led aquaculture is changing the lives of small-scale farmers in Nigeria and Kenya, highlighting the huge potential for aquaculture to drive rural development across Africa. That’s the message of a recently released report by the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development. The report states that research by the WorldFish-led CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) and others will be a key factor in realizing this potential.
In 2018, people around the globe are rallying around the International Women’s Day themes of ‘Pressing for Progress’ and ‘The time is now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’. But what do these calls mean for and in fisheries and aquaculture?