Science, Technology and Innovation



On World Fisheries Day, listen to this interview with the Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture at FAO, Manuel Barange, where we delve into how innovation and technology can pave the way for sustainable fisheries. We'll explore how climate change affects our aquatic resources and much more. Be sure to tune in!

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Agriculture: it’s one of the world's largest contributors to climate change; and yet – it may just hold the key to the solution. To unlock this potential requires that we use science, and creativity, and expand beyond the bounds of what we think we know about agriculture. And that is the focus of Science and Innovation for Climate Action, a main event at the FAO’s World Food Forum this year.

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In Colombia, the coastal town of Buenaventura boasts one of the country’s busiest ports. Local communities rely to a great extent on fisheries and aquaculture to make a living, and women make up a large part of the workforce. These women fish sellers – known as the Platoneras - work informally an...

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In April 2021, four astronauts travelled to space for six months where they conducted a series of scientific experiments. From inside the International Space Station, astronaut and FAO Goodwill Ambassador Thomas Pesquet told us how growing food in space can help us to adapt to extreme environmental conditions and ensure future food security on earth.

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The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is rolling out digital innovation technologies in the form of SMS text messages and smart phone applications across the African continent, starting in Senegal and Rwanda. In this pilot episode of FAO's new podcast Stories From The Field, we head to Tambacounda, 450 kilometers south-east of Dakar, Senegal...

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In 2013, FAO launched the Blue Growth Initiative, which supports the development of aquatic resources and the communities that depend on them. Today, innovators across the globe are coming up with new and exciting ways to harness the ocean’s resources sustainably, from blue fish fashion to the medical use of fish skin. Lucy Hughes is the inventor of MarinaTex, a bioplastic made from fish waste.

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