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Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition

We are happy to send you our winter 2022 newsletter, sharing ongoing work and news from the Global Action Network.

To allow us feature your activities, solutions or relevant events supporting the Global Action Network mission in future newsletters, please contact us via foodfromtheocean@hi.no.

We wish you all a happy new year!

Relevant actions

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The Global Action Network Action Plan includes arranging annual meetings, workshops and events, recognize interested parties and establish connections to promote collaboration and interaction among cross-sectorial actors focusing on the important elements for food security from Healthy Waters to Healthy People.

Event recap

During our 2022 Network Meeting, we updated our progress, formulated our targets, and set up TaskForce and working groups relevant to aquatic food to continue mobilising strong actions in 2023.
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At our side event of the 50th meeting of the Committee on World Food Security - 'Solutions for empowering women's engagement in aquatic food systems: a journey through the supply chain', we showcased solutions to empower women and how to scale up these possible solutions.
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2023 working groups

In 2023, the Global Action Network will have four working groups in the network to conduct multiple projects and/or events. The working groups will be:

1. International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA)
2. One Food System - a blue & green approach for actions on food and feed
3. Bridging the Decades - connection between the UN Ocean Decade and UN Nutrition Decade
4. Food Composition Data
If you are interested in joining any of the working groups, please email foodfromtheocean@hi.no.
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'Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition' by HLPE-FSN

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is calling for online consultation for the V0 draft of the report “Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition”.

Relevant knowledge and solutions

Nutritious aquatic food
Sufficient aquatic food
The Global Action Network will continuously identify challenges, exchange knowledge and solutions related to the key elements of food security. Through the Gain and Share Tool, you can gain and share knowledge to promote sustainable food from the oceans and inland waters for food security and nutrition.

Here we are featuring challenges and solutions in Nutritious aquatic food and Sustainable aquaculture production.

Serving up data on nutrient composition of aquatic foods

Aquatic foods can help alleviate ‘hidden hunger’ or micronutrient deficiencies in a range of geographies. But nutrient composition data for many species, food types and geographies are limited. Here is a summary of existing food composition databases, and how they may complement each other
Aquatic food composition database

Stewarding rich marine ecosystems: a shared responsibility for Norway and Sudan

Norway and Sudan have been working closely to achieve long-term sustainability in the Sudan's Red Sea particularly for small scale fisheries. The work involves capacity building, training and outreach for all relevant stakeholders in line with the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management.
Norway Sudan project

Relevant upcoming events

What should we eat? Mapping the environmental footprint of food from the ocean and land, 2 March 2023, Online
Micronutrient Forum, 16-20 October 2023, the Hague, the Netherlands
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