CRP 1.3 is designed to change how the CGIAR engages with Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS). CRP 1.3 will focus initially on three AAS: (i) Asia‘s mega deltas, targeting Bangladesh and Cambodia; (ii) Asia-Pacific islands, targeting the Philippines and Solomons; and (iii) African freshwater systems, targeting first Zambia, then Uganda and Mali. In each of these systems, national
consultations have identified focal hubs. In these hubs partnerships will be built among fishers, farmers, traders, women‘s groups, private firms, local governments and other agents of change. The project seeks to improve the lives of 15 million poor and vulnerable people over the next 6 years.
This program was presented at the 4th Fund Council meeting in April 2011, then approved at the 5th Fund Council meeting in July 2011.