WorldFish focuses on increasing aquaculture productivity for small-scale producers, while minimizing impacts on the environment by developing technologies, improving resource management, securing access to essential inputs and improving connections to markets.
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world, now providing almost half of the global fish supply. Increases in demand for fish indicate that aquaculture will continue to expand, particularly in Asia and Africa.
To reduce poverty and hunger while minimizing impacts on ecosystems, WorldFish and our development partners are currently conducting research in: (1) genetic improvement programs that meet the needs of poor producers and consumers; (2) reducing the risk of fish disease; (3) producing and disseminating cost-efficient quality seed; (4) improving access to affordable and environmentally sound fertilizers and feeds; (5) adoption of aquaculture technologies and development of value chains that produce safe and affordable produce that meet the nutrition needs of poor consumers; and (6) reducing the environmental impacts of aquaculture.
Together with our partners, WorldFish is pursuing sustainable aquaculture research through the CGIAR Research Programs on Aquatic Agricultural Systems, Livestock and Fish and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health.