The World Food Prize Foundation

2021 Side Events Agenda

Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet | WorldFish - CGIAR

10/19/2021 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Virtual -


Aquatic foods – the diverse animals, plants, and microorganisms harvested from and grown in water – offer game-changing solutions to transform food systems to nourish all people, boost equitable livelihoods, while sustaining the health of our planet. In this Borlaug Dialogue hosted by WorldFish and CGIAR, government ministers and development funders voice how anchoring aquatic foods at the heart of the food systems research, investments and policies agenda can lead to COVID-19 recovery and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Together, the panel will share sustainable and inclusive actions to increase the supply and consumption of aquatic foods to synergistically fight malnutrition and hunger, while lowering environmental footprints of our global food systems and providing economic support for the world’s most vulnerable.


Open remarks:

  • Gareth Johnstone, Director General, World Fish

Panel 1: Aquatic foods in Action

  • Anu Garg, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Water Resources (DWR), Government of Odisha,
  • India government official (TBC)
  • Bangladesh government official (TBC)
  • Nigeria government official (TBC)

Panel 2: Aquatic Foods to Transform Food, Land and Water Systems

  • Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security,
  • USAID Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (TBC)

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