Committee on Fisheries - 33rd Session

COFI 33 - Achieving food and nutrition security through fisheries and aquacultur

Austria Room (FAO Headquarters)
12.07.2018
 Rome time

Sustainable food from aquatic ecosystems play an increasingly critical role in global food security and nutrition. People have never consumed as much fish and seafood as they do today, thus contributing to the livelihoods, well-being, and sources of affordable, nutritious foods for individuals. Yet, the 2017 Global Nutrition Report shows that 88% of countries face a serious burden from two or more forms of malnutrition. In many current food systems, nutritious foods that constitute a healthy diet are not available or affordable for vulnerable people. Food from aquatic ecosystems is increasingly recognized as a significantly solution against multiple micronutrient deficiencies.  Harnessing the momentum of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, this side event will explore the current and prospective linkages between fisheries and aquaculture, and food security and nutrition. A panel of experts will highlight critical aspects of including nutrition and food security in national and international fisheries and aquaculture policy, and vice versa.

 

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Topics: Fisheries & aquaculture
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