Working with national governments and partners, the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH) focuses on improving the productivity of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce poverty and improve food and nutrition security.

The integrated, multidisciplinary research program will develop and implement research innovations that optimize the individual and joint contributions of aquaculture and small-scale fisheries to reducing poverty, improving food and nutrition security for health, and sustaining the natural resources on which they depend.

In doing so, this research will address critical gaps in research to build evidence on the most promising pathways to impact.

Research is focused in six focal countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia) and two hub countries (Egypt and Solomon Islands). Successes and lessons learned from research will be scaled to achieve impact, and expanded to Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, Malawi and Vietnam.