Location: 
Siem Reap
Cambodia
Date: 
5 Dec 2017 to 8 Dec 2017

Global Workshop on Nutrition-sensitive Fish Agri-food Systems

Background

Through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world has committed to ending all forms of malnutrition. Reorienting food systems across all actors and levels, towards improving nutrition outcomes (nutrition-sensitive food systems) is central to achieving this goal, as was recognized in the second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) Framework for Action and further strengthened by the declaration of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025. The CGIAR has also committed to improvements in food and nutrition security with specific targets for increasing dietary diversity of women and reducing micronutrient deficiencies up to 2030. Fish is uniquely placed to contribute to this goal, yet has received inadequate attention in debates on nutrition-sensitive food systems. 

Objectives of the workshop

The program for this workshop has been developed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Heighten the understanding of nutrition-sensitive fish Agri-Food system approaches
  2. Expand implementation of nutrition-sensitive fish Agri-Food systems in the countries in which we work
  3. Strengthen research approaches to monitor and evaluate impacts on nutrition
  4. Advocate for and influence global and country investments, policies and strategies

Press release

Global workshop closes with commitment to enabling environment for new research on fish for nourishment