An annual interdisciplinary conference exploring impactful research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development for improved outcomes.

Date: Wednesday-Friday, 15-17 September 2021

In this hybrid conference by the University of Hohenheim in collaboration with other universities in Germany, the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) and funded by the GIZ Fund International Agricultural Research (FIA), scientists, extension workers, decision-makers, and politicians came together to discuss agricultural research and rural development in for the poor and vulnerable dependent living in low-and middle-income countries.

On Thursday, 16 September 2021, WorldFish’s Global Lead in Nutrition and Public Health, Shakuntala Thilsted, joined the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and partners in an expert panel discussion. She drew on her expertise as Vice Chair of the Summit’s Action Track 4 on ‘Advancing Equitable Livelihoods,’ to present her insights on nutrition-sensitive aquatic food systems, from oceans to inland water bodies, in providing sustainable, healthy diets while ensuring income growth and poverty alleviation at the household, community and national levels.

For more information on the full agenda, targeted topics, and speaker lineup, explore here.

Follow WorldFish and the hashtag #aquaticfoods to check out past conversations on Twitter.