Fish Agri-Food Systems
The CGIAR Research Program for FISH is a collaborative global partnership to sustainably improve the productivity of aquaculture and fisheries and enhance the contribution of fish to global development goals. The Program is led by WorldFish and IWMI is leading a cluster on ‘fish in multifunctional landscapes’ under Flagship 2 on Small Scale Fisheries. Research in this cluster will address how fisheries in estuaries, rivers, wetlands, man-made water bodies, seasonal water bodies and rice fields can be sustained or enhanced in landscapes where natural seasonal and inter-annual variability, land-use changes, hydropower development and climate change are major challenges to enhancing the natural productivity of SSF. Additional localized challenges include access rights, power dynamics and decision-making, and distribution of benefits equitably across different social constructs (such as gender, religion, age and wealth), which constrains local innovations and livelihood adaptation in response to environmental changes driven by external factors.