Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food systems in the world, with a $150 billion global industry employing over 30 million people. However, this so-called “blue revolution” brings with it several environmental and social problems, including water pollution, degradation of ecosystems, and violation of labor standards. How can systems and practices be improved, so that this “revolution” can become truly revolutionary?
Lecture by Md. Saidul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.
Md Saidul Islam is an associate professor of sociology and the coordinator of the Environment and Sustainability Research Cluster, School of Social Sciences (SSS) and Asian School of the Environment (ASE), Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He is a visiting scholar at the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) during the fall semester of 2018. Professor Islam is the author of Confronting the Blue Revolution: Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South (University of Toronto Press, 2014), among other publications addressing industrial aquaculture, the global agro-food system, climate change, food security, and environmental sustainability.
Learn more about the two additional events in the series:
- Urban food security in the age of vulnerability: The Singapore story (11/4, 2:30 – 3:30 PM)
- Climate change and food security in the Asia-Pacific: Response and resilience (12/4, 2:30 – 3:30 PM)
For more information about this event, contact Andi Sutton, J-WAFS communications and program manager, at email@example.com
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