The Department of Fisheries, Thailand, in collaboration with the Asian Fisheries Society, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, GLOBEFISH, INFOFISH, the Network of Aquaculture Centres in the Asia-Pacific, and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center and partners are proud to host the ASEAN Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2016: ASEAN Seafood for the World and the11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum: ASIAN Food Security for the World from 3 to 7 August 2016, at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. We welcome traders, producers, scientists, researchers from around the world to attend this remarkable exposition and forum.
The 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (AFAF) provides an international platform for distinguished scientists from all over the world to discuss the issues pertaining to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region. The forum has been convened 10 times to date, around the ASEAN region.
The 11th AFAF will be complemented by the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF6), which will be run as a parallel session with the forum.
Culture-based fisheries have been accepted as a useful development strategy, as a low-cost measure to mobilise dryland farming communities (e.g. rice farmers) to use existing water bodies for the secondary purpose of food fish production. The strategies to optimise benefits from CBF, however, vary in detail from country to country and across climatic regimes. The project will introduce community-based CBF in Cambodia, and seek to consolidate gains of communities that have adopted CBF in Lao PDR.
Update: The Final Technical Report is now available! The AFSPAN Project is a three-year initiative to improve our understanding of the role of aquaculture in food security, poverty alleviation and human nutrition. The project is developing new methodologies to quantify the impact of aquaculture in developing nations and low income food deficit countries. It will enable the efficient planning, coordination and implementation of research and development programmes supporting the sustainable expansion of aquaculture, and increasing its impact on food security, livelihoods and poverty alleviation for poor people.
Aquaculture is an important component of food security. Mainstreaming gender is in aquaculture value chains is crucial to inform decision making and policy formulation. The project aims to strengthen ASEAN as an institutional platform for improving regional food security via the USAID-MARKET Project.