Theme: Ending hunger, securing food supplies and promoting good health and sustainable fisheries
Today, almost one billion people around the world face malnourishment and food insecurity. This number will only increase as climate change affects food production and availability. Healthy oceans and water bodies can play a central role in solving one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century: how to feed 9 billion people by 2050.
We can keep populations healthy and free from hunger by investing in sustainable sources of affordable, high quality aquatic food sources. Transitioning to a blue economy lets us increase food production from oceans without further damaging our ecosystem.
Participants will discover:
- The impact of food security on vulnerable groups and communities
- The effects of malnutrition on health and the global economy
- Strategies to protect aquatic food sources from pollution
- The promise of aquaculture and the need to include women, youth and vulnerable people
- Technologies to boost aquatic food production
- How to promote sustainable food production to businesses
- Clean technologies for food storage and transportation