What are the trends in aquaculture value chain research?
In the video “What are the trends in aquaculture value chain research?” researcher Simon R. Bush of the Global Challenges Programme project SUPERSEAS identifies five current trends that are shaping the development of the aquaculture industry .
Aquaculture has emerged as a major sector in the global food system. The sector supplies more than half of the seafood consumed around the world, and one fifth of animal protein intake for nearly half of the world’s population.
Many of the gains in farmed production can be attributed to advances in technical research, which increased yields around the world. But if we want to shape more sustainable and equitable growth of aquaculture globally we have to better understand how the industry is organized from production, trade to consumption.
A new special issue of the journal Aquaculture brings together the largest collection of research on aquaculture value chains compiled to date, comprising 19 individual papers from around the world. The introductory review identifies five current trends that are shaping the development of the global aquaculture industry, namely: multi-polarity, diversity and scale, dynamics of transformation, performance and equity, and technical and institutional innovation.
Please watch the video to find out more, or go straight to the Aquaculture Journal “Emerging Trends in Aquaculture Value Chains”.