World Seafood Congress: The Great Debate

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, on the final day of World Seafood Congress, WorldFish will be participating in The Great Debate: Critical Decisions for Future SuccessDr. Philippa Cohen and Dr. Cynthia McDougall will join the panel of keynote speakers to discuss on how to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on the resource base, and ways our respective sector(s) can help address these global challenges.

The panel of keynote speakers are as follows:

World Seafood Congress: WorldFish Parallel Session

On the second day of the World Seafood Congress, 10 September 2019, Tuesday, The Multi-regional perspective for delivering Sustainable Development Goals Session will be chaired and organized by WorldFish, an international non-profit research organization working in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and member of the CGIAR a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. 

Integrating fish into irrigation infrastructure projects in Myanmar: rice-fish what if…?

With rapidly increasing investment in water control infrastructure (WCI) and a recently ratified agriculture development strategy that promotes integrated farming of high-value products such as fish, agricultural production, already fundamental to Myanmar’s economy, will be central to driving the countries’ socioeconomic transformation. Water planners and managers have a unique opportunity to design and manage WCI to incorporate fish and, in so doing, reduce conflicts and optimise the benefits to both people and the ecosystem services upon which they depend.

Equitable mariculture: A diagnostic framework for equitable mariculture development in the Western Indian Ocean

Guiding the sustainable development of sectors within the blue economy is critical not only to the global goal of thriving life under water (SDG 14), but also across many other goals related to resources, poverty, health, equity and wellbeing. This is especially the case for island and coastal states, where oceans support daily subsistence, livelihoods and economic opportunities, in the face of poverty and food and nutrition insecurity.

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