Today, efforts are needed to improve global food systems to boost human health and better protect the environment—and improvements in fisheries and aquaculture systems, particularly in developing countries, will be critical to this.
Yeanoh works with farmers Samuel Koroma and Adama Bangura in Manasi to count and weigh their Tilapia harvest.
In Sierra Leone, nearly half the population is food insecure and nearly one-third of children under five years old are chronically malnourished. Malnutrition rates are even higher in the poorest and most food insecure districts, such as Tonkolili District in the north.
Despite covering 71 percent of the earth, oceans account for a fraction of the world’s production of animal-source food, highlighting the vast potential to farm more fish in the ocean to meet future demand for nutritious food.