The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA) met in Rome first week of October 2019 to discuss cooperation in several issues related to aquaculture. FAO´s goal is in general to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
FAO stated in a report a few years ago that feeding an expected global population of 9 billion by 2050 is a daunting challenge. Fish and products from aquaculture can play a major role in satisfying the palates of the world’s growing middle income group while also meeting the food security needs of the poorest.
In the meeting at FAO´s headquarter in Rome, FAO and ISFA agreed to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will define the framework of the cooperation among the partners for the coming three years. As a result of this, ISFA is invited from FAO to take part in The International Planning Committee for the Global Aquaculture Conference 2020 Aquaculture for Food and Sustainable Development to be held in Shanghai, China, October 2020.