WorldFish 80th Board of Trustees meeting held from 15 to 18 November 2019 at Bioversity headquarters, Rome, Italy. The Board’s primary mission is the setting of policy ensuring the achievement of the Center’s stated goals and objectives within the mandate of the CGIAR System as well as to ensure both of the scientific excellence of the Center and the relevance of the Center’s work for its partners and beneficiaries.
Malnutrition in all its forms continues to be one of the greatest challenges faced by our generation. While undernutrition persists in some countries, we are witnessing an unprecedented rise in obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Once considered a problem of high-income countries, obesity and overweight are now also on the rise in low- and middle-income countries.
Strengthening The Science-Policy Nexus
The recent transition, in Italy, to an improved sampling scheme for fisheries catch and effort data, is described, with emphasis on the interactions between civil servants and fisheries scientists and on specific features of Italian fishery resources and research that may be common with those of some developing countries.