Research Themes

Sustainable Increases in Productivity

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) utilizes participatory action research to define key needs and develop solutions together with communities to sustainably improve productivity. AAS develops quality inputs, technologies and practices that are environmentally sustainable. By working with communities and partners, AAS scales these approaches. More

Improved Nutrition

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) aims to promote sustainable increases in productivity of nutritious foods which improve health and also provide supplemental income. Through its research on nutrition, AAS aims to improve the diversity of foods consumed by poor communities, especially among women and children, and, as a result, contribute to improved health and reductions in undernutrition. More

Gender Equality

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) integrates gender equality into its research. AAS aims to understand how poor men and women access and use resources, who has power and makes decisions, whose priorities are being addressed and who is impacted by, or benefiting from, different development alternatives, and why any gender differences exist. Then, AAS works with communities and others to implement transformative approaches that change social norms. More

Equitable Access to Markets

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) value chain research focuses on enhancing incomes, providing quality employment options and stimulating better and more equitable participation in the value chain for the poor and vulnerable, especially women. More

Resilience & Adaptive Capacity

Through research on adaptive capacity and resilience, the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) seeks to improve management of land and water resources, strengthen fisheries governance, improve preparedness to respond to climate change and natural disasters and introduce and disseminate climate-smart technologies and practices. More

Empowering Policies & Institutions

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) recognizes that coherent policies, good governance and strong institutions can have a powerful influence on people’s lives. AAS focuses on the identifying and implementing effective policies and institutional practices that support resilience, livelihood improvement, and social equity in aquatic agricultural systems. More

Effective Knowledge, Sharing & Learning

Through research on knowledge sharing and learning, the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) promotes the use of participatory action research; designs and implements measurement and evaluation and data management processes and influences how agricultural research and development is conceptualized and implemented globally. More

Research Themes

Sustainable Increases in Productivity

Sustainable Increases in Productivity

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) utilizes participatory action research to define key needs and develop solutions together with communities to sustainably improve productivity. AAS develops quality inputs, technologies and practices that are environmentally sustainable. By working with communities and partners, AAS scales these approaches. More

Improved Nutrition

Improved Nutrition

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) aims to promote sustainable increases in productivity of nutritious foods which improve health and also provide supplemental income. Through its research on nutrition, AAS aims to improve the diversity of foods consumed by poor communities, especially among women and children, and, as a result, contribute to improved health and reductions in undernutrition. More

Gender Equality

Gender Equality

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) integrates gender equality into its research. AAS aims to understand how poor men and women access and use resources, who has power and makes decisions, whose priorities are being addressed and who is impacted by, or benefiting from, different development alternatives, and why any gender differences exist. Then, AAS works with communities and others to implement transformative approaches that change social norms. More

Equitable Access to Markets

Equitable Access to Markets

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) value chain research focuses on enhancing incomes, providing quality employment options and stimulating better and more equitable participation in the value chain for the poor and vulnerable, especially women. More

Resilience & Adaptive Capacity

Resilience & Adaptive Capacity

Through research on adaptive capacity and resilience, the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) seeks to improve management of land and water resources, strengthen fisheries governance, improve preparedness to respond to climate change and natural disasters and introduce and disseminate climate-smart technologies and practices. More

Empowering Policies & Institutions

Empowering Policies & Institutions

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) recognizes that coherent policies, good governance and strong institutions can have a powerful influence on people’s lives. AAS focuses on the identifying and implementing effective policies and institutional practices that support resilience, livelihood improvement, and social equity in aquatic agricultural systems. More

Effective Knowledge, Sharing & Learning

Effective Knowledge, Sharing & Learning

Through research on knowledge sharing and learning, the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) promotes the use of participatory action research; designs and implements measurement and evaluation and data management processes and influences how agricultural research and development is conceptualized and implemented globally. More