Workshop Workshop seeks to address global undernutrition

Evidence is mounting that fish is a solid investment choice, in particular for reducing global undernutrition Evidence is mounting that fish is a solid investment choice, in particular for reducing global undernutrition
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Participants at the Global Workshop on Nutrition-sensitive Fish Agri-food Systems agreed that evidence is mounting for fish as a solid investment choice for helping to reduce global undernutrition.

The workshop also saw WorldFish become an official member of the Scaling UP Nutrition (SUN) movement, which is a global push for action to improve nutrition of all —especially women and children.

“It’s clear that a more compelling case to better understand how fish production and consumption can impact the lives of the poor needs to be made,” said Gareth Johnstone, incoming WorldFish director general.

“[We] need to create an enabling environment for better research and better research collaborations that will make a clearer link between fish agri-food systems and development outcomes including livelihoods and food and nutrition security.”

Global support

The Global Workshop on Nutrition-sensitive Fish Agri-food Systems, was convened by WorldFish with support from IFAD, the European Union and the Royal Government of Cambodia and was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 5 to 8 December 2017. The event was opened by H.E. Dr Yim Chhay Ly, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), Royal Government of Cambodia.

The event saw 150 participants from 20 countries discussing a need to shift from fish production approaches to fish agri-food systems that are more geared to nutrition-sensitive outcomes which achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the world has committed to ending all forms of malnutrition.

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