WorldFish focuses on gender transformative approaches that influence social norms and bridge the gaps in access to, and control of, agricultural resources, promoting gender equality and economic development. 

Rural women have a major role in sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, but they often have unequal access to resources and services that they need to be successful and often suffer greater poverty and hunger than men as a consequence. Closing the gender gap in access to important resources can improve productivity and increase incomes and food security. 

The social norms that constrain poor women’s and men’s opportunities need to be better understood. WorldFish gender equity research is aimed at generating evidence and information on how poor men and women access and use resources, who has power and makes decisions, whose priorities are being addressed and who is impacted by, or benefiting from, different development alternatives.

Together with our partners, WorldFish is pursuing gender equity research through the CGIAR Research Programs on Aquatic Agricultural Systems, Livestock and Fish and Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. 

WorldFish’s contribution to the SDGs

As an international non-profit research organization committed to reducing poverty and hunger, WorldFish seeks to maximize the health,  social and economic impact of our work.