Seafood plays a critical role in global food security and protein intake. The global supply of seafood increasingly comes from aquaculture - the farming of fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants. China is the dominant leader in this field, supplying about two-thirds of global aquaculture production. China also consumes an estimated one-third of global aquaculture output, a figure that is expected to increase as the country proceeds along its developmental trajectory.
This project builds on our recent field surveys in China (supported previously by the Packard Foundation), with two aims:
1) to finalize our analysis and publish peer-reviewed papers on China’s role in global aquaculture, seafood trade, and feed use; and
2) to convene researchers from around the world to advance the science around Chinese aquaculture from a food security perspective.
The anticipated output will be a set of unique and high profile papers on China’s rising role in this important area of global food production, trade, and food security.
- Ling Cao, Postdoctoral Research fellow, Environmental Earth System Science
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My research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive food production systems, and the food security dimensions of low-input systems. I have been involved in a number of field-level research projects around the world and have published widely on issues related to climate impacts on agriculture, distributed irrigation systems for diversified cropping, nutrient use and loss in agriculture, biotechnology, aquaculture and livestock production, biofuels development, food price volatility, and food policy analysis.