Fisheries and aquaculture contribute to livelihoods for 800 million people and provide 3.2 billion people with 20% of their animal protein. Fish is a rich source of micronutrients and essential fatty acids, which are critical to cognitive and physical development. In low-income and food-deficit countries, fish is often the cheapest and most accessible animal-source food.
To meet future demand for fish, particularly in developing countries, production will need to double by 2030. The scale of this challenge requires research innovations across the whole spectrum of aquaculture and fisheries production systems and value chains.
In collaboration with national governments and partners, the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH) leads research to enhance sustainability, productivity and access to fish by those most in need.