Fish is the most important animal-source food in Bangladesh. Approximately 60 percent of the population eats fish at least every other day, with per capita daily consumption at 44 grams for the poorest households. Fish is rich in micronutrients like vitamin A, iron, and zinc. Vitamin A is essential for childhood survival, zinc reduces stunting in children and iron is essential for brain development in children. Bangladesh has high incidence of micronutrient deficiency.
How do we increase productivity, resilience and development impact from small and medium scale aquaculture?
How can investments in fisheries and aquaculture best improve human nutrition and health?
How will climate change affect fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries, and how can adaptive capacity be built?
What policy and management investment will increase the resilience of small-scale fisheries and increase their contribution to reducing poverty and hunger?
How can strengthening the rights of marginalized fish-dependent people reduce inequality and poverty?
How can we improve and diversify aquaculture and fisheries value chains to promote more equitable participation and higher productivity?