A virtual event to explore initiatives in support of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture under the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022.
Date: Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 March 2022
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 (UTC+8)
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2022 as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA). FAO is the lead agency for celebrating the Year in collaboration with other relevant organizations and bodies of the United Nations system. The objective of celebrating IYAFA 2022 is twofold: the Year aims to focus world attention on the role that small-scale fishers, fish farmers and fish workers play in food security and nutrition, poverty eradication and sustainable natural resource use and increasing global understanding and action to support them.
To commemorate the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 (IYAFA 2022), INFOFISH (under a Letter of Agreement with the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific) organized two webinars that put the spotlight on Asia as home to the world’s majority of small-scale fishers and aquaculturists. The main objectives of the webinars were to raise awareness on IYAFA 2022, launch the IYAFA 2022 photobook, promote the results of the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) study on small-scale fisheries, as well as advocate policy support for small-scale fisheries and aquaculture.
As part of our commitments to support the goals of IYAFA2022, WorldFish's Rohana Subasinghe and Ben Belton participated in the first day to showcase our research and innovation in small-scale sustainable aquaculture and fisheries in relation to the WorldFish's '2030 Research and Innovation Strategy' and CGIAR's initiative in 'Resilient Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet.' Joining the second day will be partners from FAO who presented on WorldFish-FAO-Duke University's collaborative initiative, 'The Illuminating Hidden Harvests Study (IHH).'
For more information on the 2-day event agenda, speaker line up and other topics that were discussed, click here to learn more.