Aquaculture for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition

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Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a non-profit Inter-governmental organisation under the United Nations system. Its mandate is to raise the levels of nutrition, agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of world economy. The Aquaculture Service is responsible for overall development and management of aquaculture, status and trends reporting in aquaculture, and development of appropriate principles, norms, and guidelines to improve aquaculture sustainability. The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of FAO has been responsible for developing the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. FAO manages knowledge and information related to all aspects of food and agriculture, provides a neutral forum for members to discuss important and emerging issues and provides technical assistance to member countries.

Key personnel

Dr Rohana Subasinghe

Dr. Rohana Subasinghe, Senior Aquaculture Officer at FIRA/FI, specialist on aquaculture development and aquatic animal health management. He has worked in all parts of the world, with most experience in Asia. He is responsible for many projects on aquaculture and aquatic animal health at national, regional and international levels worldwide. Among others, at FAO, he is also responsible for analysis of trends in aquaculture development globally and serves as Technical Secretary of the FAO COFI Sub-Committee on Aquaculture.

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