About the Emerging Global Issues Programme
The Emerging Global Issues Programme provides policy guidance on key strategic
and emerging issues such as climate change, energy efficiency and alternatives to use of fish
meal in aquaculture feeds.
The programme endeavours to bring to public domain the positive aspects of aquaculture as a
significant contributor to food security and the livelihoods of rural communities, and actively
promotes south-south cooperation.
- Development of projects and policy guidance on emerging issues of regional interest.
- Contribute to the global dialogue on use of fish meal and oil in animal feeds and resource
usage in the reduction industry.
- Providing a regional platform for members to develop common policies and strategies to
address emerging global issues.
- Facilitating the development of an environmental monitoring system to strengthen fisheries
and aquaculture resilience and to improve early warning in the lower Mekong Delta.
- Evaluating the vulnerabilities of aquaculture systems to climate change.
- Strengthening adaptive capacities of small-scale resource-poor farmers to the impacts of
- Adaptive learning and management in community fish pond and school fish pond projects.
- Playing a catalytic role in south-south cooperation in aquaculture development.
- Communication of success stories in aquaculture.