WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to strengthen livelihoods and improve food and nutrition security. Globally, more than 1 billion people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 800 million depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

Research programs

Enable sustainable increases in livelihoods from aquaculture production without creating adverse socio-economic or environmental impacts.
Increase the availability, access and consumption of nutrient-rich, safe fish, especially for women of reproductive age, infants and young children.
Secure and enhance the contribution of small-scale fisheries (SSF) to poverty reduction and food security in priority geographies.

Cross-cutting themes

How can youth be engaged in fisheries and aquaculture value chains, and how can they help diffuse innovative ideas and knowledge within households?
How can enabling women’s access to productive assets and resources help boost agricultural production and reduce poverty and hunger?
How will climate change affect fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries, and how can adaptive capacity be built?

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