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Triggers and drivers for establishing a profitable aquaculture sub-sector

Aquaculture is growing in importance across the Africa Region. As part of renewed investment in agriculture given its pre-eminence in economic growth and food security in most African countries, the aquaculture sub-sector is being high-lighted as the likely source of needed aquatic products as supplies from traditional capture fisheries stagnate and even dwindle.

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The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition reports that the food security situation on the continent continues to worsen. The worsening situation in Africa is due to difficult global economic conditions and, in many countries, conflict and climate-related disasters, sometimes in combination. Notably, several countries have achieved sustained progress in reducing food insecurity in the face of challenging circumstances. The deterioration of the food security situation and the lack of progress towards the WHO global nutrition targets makes it imperative for countries to step up their efforts, if they are to achieve a world without hunger and malnutrition by 2030. This year’s report also reviews four important challenges and opportunities facing the continent: youth employment, remittances, intraregional trade, and climate change. The thematic part of the report presents an evidence–based assessment of the threat from climate variability and extremes for food security and nutrition.

Can investments influence people’s decisions about whether to migrate? Can policies maximize the positive impacts of migration while minimizing the negative ones?

SOFA 2018 looks at how internal and international migratory flows link to economic development, demographic change, and natural-resource pressure. The report provides a thorough analysis of the factors in rural areas which contribute to migration decisions and recommends tailored policy and investment responses to make migration work for all.

Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed. The findings and recommendations of the AU-FAO study The Regional Outlook on Gender and Agrifood Systems came from an extensive review of existing statistics, gender audits of 38 National Agricultural Investment Plans and in-depth country gender assessments carried out in 40 countries.