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.



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.


Dani Meneses

Central America, November 1, 2021. A group of 12 young Costa Ricans working in small-scale artisanal fishing will contribute their experience and knowledge to the SSF HUB digital platform, which gathers information on small-scale fisheries in 19 countries worldwide.

Alexis Nicole Rife

Hi everyone, as many of you know the UN is holding its first-ever Food System Summit this September, with the goal of catalyzing change towards a more sustainable, equitable and resilient global food system.

Willow Battista

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.

Willow Battista

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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