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Research focal areas

WorldFish will employ its own unique expertise and experience to contribute to six of the seven CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). The work will be focused in six areas which together will contribute toward WorldFish’s two strategic objectives:
  1. Improve the livelihoods of those who are especially poor and vulnerable in places where fisheries and aquaculture can make a difference. (Reduce poverty and vulnerability through fisheries and aquaculture)
  2. Achieve large scale, environmentally sustainable, increase in supply and access to fish at affordable prices for poor consumers in developing countries. (Sustainably increase food and nutrition secutiry through fisheries and aquaculture)
Focal Areas for Research and Key Research Questions WorldFish will tackle:
Climate Change
How will climate change affect fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries and how can adaptive capacity be built?
Improved value chains
How can we improve input and output value chains to increase the value of aquaculture and fisheries?


Gender and equity
How can strengthening the rights of marginalized fish dependent people reduce inequality and poverty?


Nutrition and health
How can investments in fisheries and aquaculture best improve human nutrition and health?
Sustainable aquaculture technologies
How do we increase productivity, resilience and development impact from small and medium scale aquaculture?


Policies and practice for resilience
What policy and management investments will increase the resilience of small-scale fisheries and increase their contribution to reducing poverty and hunger?