Reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. In the developing world, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 800 million depend on fishing and aquaculture for their livelihoods. WorldFish, an international, nonprofit research organization, harnesses the potential of sustainable fisheries and  aquaculture to increase food and nutrition security and promote better livelihoods.

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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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