United Nations FAO ~ Women in Aquaculture

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Dave&Ina UN FAO

At the UN Building in Rome

Having just returned from three weeks in Europe, Dave and I are happy to be home. We had the opportunity to see parts of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece. We spoke to the locals, ate their delicious food and walked through amazing, centuries old architecture and realized once again that people are the same everywhere, with the same needs, desires and feelings.

In Rome, our good friend, Jennifer Gee, who works with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), took us through the lovely UN building, then treated us to lunch. We spoke about the 17 sustainable development goals and how they tie in to the GreenAngels website. 

As we stood on the rooftop and looked out over the glory that is Rome, Jen spoke about her work with small scale fisheries around the world. Last year she attended the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries in Norway, where researchers and other interested parties gathered to discuss how the fishing industry could be strengthened by bringing in gender and especially women’s perspectives. “Fishing, aquaculture, and related industries make up the livelihood for as much as ten to twelve per cent of the world’s population. And half of these people are women,” said Jen at the conference.

Here’s the link to more about women in the fishing industry.


FAO women and aquaculture