New global partnership to promote aquaculture in fighting hunger
European Union takes the lead in three-year initiative
1 October 2012, Rome - A major international initiative has been launched to better understand the role of aquaculture in food security in poor countries.
Bringing together a global alliance of development agencies, governments and universities, the initiative will help low-income food-deficit countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to develop sustainable policies for improving the livelihoods of millions of poor people.
The European Union (EU) is funding the three-year project with one million Euros, which is managed by FAO in partnership with a global alliance of 20 development agencies, governments and universities.