Strengthening small-scale fisheries for food and nutrition security, human well-being and environmental health in Zambia

Zambia is rich in aquatic resources with 15 million ha of water in the form of rivers, lakes and swamps. These water bodies support diverse and widespread capture fisheries, particularly small-scale fisheries (SSF) that make significant contributions to human well-being, food and nutrition as well as to local, national and regional economies. The fisheries sector has a critically important role in food systems in Zambia and in addressing complex and evolving nutritional priorities, as well as the environmental and climate change challenges.

A review of inclusive business models and their application in aquaculture development

For aquaculture to continue along its current growth trajectory and contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, value chains must become more inclusive. Smallholders and other local value chain actors are often constrained by circumstances and market failures in the global aquaculture industry. Integrating these actors into aquaculture value chains through inclusive business models (IBMs) is often touted as a solution to sustainable and ethical trade and business that can generate development outcomes.

Employment generation in the Egyptian aquaculture value chain: implications for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Egypt faces multiple interlinked challenges such as unemployment, poverty and gender inequality that pose tremendous barriers in the current efforts to achieve sustainable development. Aquaculture is a primary sector of the economy that has high potential to not only for provide nutritious food, but also to contribute to the national economy. The aquaculture value chain provides substantial employment generation opportunities, including for females and the youth.

Social equity and benefits as the nexus of a transformative Blue Economy: A sectoral review of implications

The term ‘Blue Economy’ is increasingly used in various marine sectors and development frameworks. For it to be a truly useful approach, however, we argue that social benefits and equity must be explicitly prioritized alongside environmental and economic concerns. This integration of social dimensions within the Blue Economy is required to ensure that marine economic sectors contribute to achieving sustainable development goals.

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. 

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