Ocean Panel: Sustainable Ocean Economy Global Launch & Follow the Sun National Events

The Ocean Panel’s 14 serving world leaders have united to launch a new ocean action agenda on 2 December. Following that, the Ocean Panel countries will host a series of national launch events named “Follow the Sun” to signify and build global political will around their commitments from 3-4 December. 

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FAO and Global Panel webinar: Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity

This virtual webinar is to launch the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition report: Foresight 2.0  "Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity" in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Time: 20:00-21:30 (UTC+8) / 14:00 - 15.30 (CEST) / 13.00-14:30 (BST) 

Fish in food systems in Nigeria: A review

In Nigeria, like many coastal developing countries, fish is an important source of food for the population, which is currently estimated at 186 million people (World Bank 2016). A recent study estimated that Nigeria ranks third globally for the number of people dependent on coastal fisheries for food and nutrition security, and the demand for fish is growing, alongside growth in population and incomes. However, household fish consumption in Nigeria—measured at 13.3 kg/capita/year—is low compared with the world’s average of 20.3 kg/capita/year (FAO 2018).

Integrating fish, roots, tubers and bananas in food systems: Opportunities and constraints

This working paper is a collaboration between two CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs): Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) and Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). It documents linkages between fish, roots, tubers and bananas (RTB crops) within food systems; identifies opportunities for strengthened integration in production systems, animal feed and nutritional products; and identifies constraints and research gaps, and provides policy recommendations that support nutrition-sensitive food systems.

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