Fish for Africa Innovation Hub

WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty across Africa, Asia and Pacific. With a 45-year track record of leading science, the organization generates scientific evidence and innovations for the inclusive and sustainable development of aquaculture and fisheries to improve livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of people -- particularly women, children and young people -- who depend on fish for nourishment, incomes and job opportunities.

Practical Aquaculture Feed Management

A virtual training session exploring innovative solutions to boost the sustainability of aquaculture feed management in food production systems in Africa.

Date: Thursday, 8 April 2021

Time: 21:00 (UTC+8)

In this virtual training session hosted by Aquaculture Africa Magazine, aquaculture experts came together to discuss innovative food system solutions to increase the sustainability, efficiency and productivity of aquatic feed management in Africa. 

Experiences in implementing gender transformative approaches in the fisheries and aquaculture sector for food security and nutrition

A webinar exploring gender-equitable solutions for a more inclusive and resilient aquatic food systems.

Date: Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Time: 17:30-19:00 (UTC+8)

Following the week after the 2021 International Women’s Day, gender research leaders came together to discuss innovative solutions for addressing gender disparity issues in food systems value chains. 

Digital Fisheries in the Commonwealth: What is it?

A virtual dialogue exploring technological advancements to boost small-scale fisheries in Commonwealth countries.

Date: Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Time: 17:30 - 19:00 (UTC+8)

In this event hosted by The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment (CCA), multi-sector experts came together to discuss current innovative trends in the digitalization of aquatic food systems. 

Illuminating Hidden Harvests: The contribution of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development

This brief provides an update on the status of the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) study and shares emerging insights on the need for better data collection and analysis, and additional monitoring capacity to improve our collective understanding of small-scale fisheries. This is critical to increasing government attention and improving policy responses and outcomes for the sector.

 

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).

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