Fish4Thought: Sustainable, accessible fish feeds for small-scale fish farmers

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The CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH) explores actions needed to improve the sustainability and accessibility of fish feeds for food and nutrition security, and poverty reduction.

Date: Thursday, 17 June 2021

Time: 15:00-16:00 (UTC+8)

Click here to watch the event recording

In this virtual learning session hosted by WorldFish, researchers, innovators, market specialists and civil society leads came together to launch a new strategic brief by CGIAR’S Research Program on Fish (FISH CRP) on ‘The role of sustainable feeds and feeding systems in enhancing inclusive growth of global aquaculture.’

During the event, the authors WorldFish’s Fish Feeds & Nutrition Scientist, Rodrigue Yossa, and Wageningen University & Research’s Associate Professor in Aquaculture Ecology, Marc Verdegem, highlighted the brief’s outcomes and recommendations to ensure sustainable feeds and feeding practices fully contribute to global goals for inclusive, equitable and sustainable food systems.

The presentation was followed by a panel discussion building on the brief and exploring how sustainable, inclusive aquaculture innovations can improve the productivity and profitability of small-scale fish farming in low- and middle-income countries.

Opening and closing remarks by:

  • Michael Phillips, Director, Aquaculture and Fisheries Science for CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH), WorldFish

Introduction to the research by:

  • Marc Verdegem, Associate Professor, Aquaculture Ecology, Wageningen University & Research
  • Rodrigue Yossa, Scientist, Fish Feeds & Nutrition, Sustainable Aquaculture, WorldFish

Perspectives on the research by:

  • Geert Wiegertjes, Associate Professor, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Wageningen University & Research
  • Bernadette Fregene, Aquaculture Compact Leader, Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) Program, WorldFish 
  • Arjen Roem, Strategic Marketing Director, Skretting
  • Sujata Ganguly, South Asia Gender Empowerment and Social Inclusion Lead, Includovate

Moderated by:

  • Nigel Preston, Honorary Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland

To learn more about the outcomes of the first dialogue, explore the list of questions and answers.

Follow WorldFish and hashtag #aquaticfoods to check out past conversations on Twitter.