The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) pursued a research agenda designed to improve income and food and nutrition security for people living in and dependent upon aquatic agricultural systems. It sought to deliver these benefits for some 6 million people directly in Asia’s mega deltas, the islands systems of the Pacific and south-east Asia, and Africa’s inland waters, and through scaling with partners to reach 15 million more. By sharing  learning the program also sought to extend the benefits of its research to many more people. 

By the end of 2015 AAS had completed four full years. Over this period research has focused on five focal hubs: southern polder zone (Bangladesh), Tonle Sap (Cambodia), Visayas-Mindanao (Philippines), Malaita (Solomon Islands), and Barotse floodplain (Zambia). It closed at the end of June 2016.

AAS Stories

Training on improved technologies helps Bangladeshi gher farmers maximize their production

Aquaculture makes fish accessible to inland communities in Solomon Islands
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Featured AAS Publications

Promoting gender-transformative change with men and boys: A Manual to spark critical reflection on harmful gender norms with men and boys in Aquatic Agricultural Systems

Bringing gender analysis and resilience analysis together in small scale fisheries research: Challenges and opportunities


Learning from the lagoon: Research in development in Solomon Islands


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