Food systems dialogue promotes aquatic foods for transformative solutions

Aniss Khalid -

Aquatic food systems offer significant opportunities to boost the health, livelihoods and wellbeing of the poor and vulnerable. Photo by Fani Llauradó.

To transform food systems in support of safe, sustainable and nutritious diets for all, aquatic foods must be prioritized in the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit, said experts in a recent Food Systems Dialogue hosted by the Norwegian leadership of Read the rest

Zambian aquaculture provides new opportunities for youth

Keagan Kakwasha -

Maggie Chishala, 26 years old, and Hendrix Chishala, 20 years old, are young aquaculture farmers in Kamukate Village, Luwingu District. Photo by Chosa Mweemba.

Zambia’s emerging aquaculture sector is set to be a key supplier of fish and other aquatic foods in sub-Saharan Africa. The sector already employs approximately 13,000 people. Its growth presents an economic opportunity for youth, creating jobs along value chains … Read the rest

6 aquatic food system innovations transforming women’s livelihoods

Shakuntala Thilsted -

Women are crucial to nutrition-sensitive aquatic food system innovations, providing labor, innovative ideas, and entrepreneurship. Photo by Neil Palmer.

WorldFish’s Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, Aquatic Food Systems, and Vice Chair of the 2021 UN Food System Summit Action Track 4: Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, shares her experience developing nutrition-sensitive innovations that are transforming women’s Read the rest