Agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture form a significant portion of the economies of all developing countries. As sectors, they can contribute to major priorities, such as eradicating poverty and hunger, boosting intra-continental trade and investments, industrialization and economic diversification, sustainable resource and environmental management, jobs creation, human security and shared prosperity. mosy developping countries have the potential, not only to feed themselvesf but also to be major players in global foods markets.
However, the value that food related sectors can bring does not come without linked challenges. For instance, agriculture and changes in land use already contribute to 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.Among the major fish stock, 33% are estimated by the FAO to be exploited beyond sustainability (2018).
Already, more that one billion people are undernourished. The world should produce 50 percent more food to feed a projected 9 billion people by 2050. Tackling these challenges will require coherent regulations across nations and smart, monitored management systems and techniques, powered by competent and dedicated people.
Our agriculture, fisheries or aquaculure experts have valuable on-the-ground experience to help in these matters. Their specialties include micro-financing, food security, climate-smart agriculture, fisheries & aquaculture, food system jobs, agribusiness and value chains.