Food security & nutrition

Food security & nutrition

How can your fishery contribute to food and nutrition security and the health of your community? Small-scale fisheries and aquaculture provide nutritious food for communities around the world. Ensuring a steady supply of food at the local and global level is one key goal for small-scale fisheries governance. Start here to learn about value chains for nutrition, and explore other aspects of food security and community health in the sub-categories below.

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Resources

Actioning the Monterey Framework: Stories from Around the World

The Monterey Framework is a collectively agreed-upon definition of socially responsible seafood with input and backing from over two-dozen environmental and human rights organizations and voluntary commitments from an equal number of seafood businesses.

Dead fish is not manna

This publication brings to the frontline, issues that beg for attention in the fisheries sector.

Chapter one of this publication, titled COVID-19 and Fisheries, highlights how the pandemic has affected the fisheries subsector.

Chapter two, titled Dead Fish is not Manna, captures the peculiarities and challenges of fisheries in Nigeria noting the contaminated state of some of the fishes sold in the country's markets.

Queen Conch Aquaculture: Hatchery and Nursery Phases

"The manual includes the science and art of growing queen conch (S. gigas) that Davis has developed over her 40-year career designing, implementing and operating experimental size aquaculture facilities, as well as production-scale facilities, in Florida and throughout the Caribbean. In addition, Robinson Bazurto provided advice on Chapter 4: Growing Microalgae."

WorldFish Aquaculture Training Videos

A series of high quality aquaculture training videos, designed to teach Egyptian fish farmers the industry’s best management practices.

FAO State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020: Sustainability in Action

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date information to a wide audience – policymakers, managers, scientists, stakeholders and indeed everyone interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Overview: Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (the SSF Guidelines)

This video gives a brief overview of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (the SSF Guidelines), adopted by member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2014.

The Social Responsibility Assessment Tool for the Seafood Sector

The Social Responsibility Assessment Tool for the Seafood Sector, is useful as a diagnostic, benchmarking, or risk-assessment tool for conducting human rights due diligence in seafood supply chains.

Sustainable Food Value Chains for Nutrition

This course aims to equip project designers and managers with the concepts, principles and tools they need to leverage value chain approaches to improve nutrition through agriculture and food systems. 

Climate-smart fisheries and aquaculture

This course has been designed to support the inclusion of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) approaches in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. It provides technical knowledge on these concepts and examines how implementation of CSA practices can enhance mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the sector.

Climate change adaptation and mitigation in fisheries and aquaculture

This course provides an overview of adaptation and mitigation strategies that can be implemented in response to climate change impacts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Discussions

The United Nations will convene a Food Systems Summit in the fall of 2021 as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

I am looking for case study examples where there is evidence that reforming fisheries management/ improving the sustainability of the fishery has led to (or is likely to lead to) improved food and/or nutrition security.

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