Agriculture and fishing

SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 11 – “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” – is made up of 10 targets and 15 indicators. It covers aspects of safe and accessible urban spaces and services such as housing (SDG 11.1), transport (SDG 11.2) and green spaces ...

Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture
Mekong River fishing. Photograph by Christine Andrada (cropped). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 2.0.

The Mekong River system maintains the world’s largest inland fishery. 2.2 million tonnes of fish were harvested from it in 2009, with an estimated retail market value between US$4.3 billion and US$7.8 billion. The value of the Mekong’s fish harvest is not simply economic, however, ...

Agriculture and fishing
Mekong River fishing. Photo by Christine Andrada, Flickr, taken 29 October 2008. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

The countries of the Lower Mekong are moving from largely agrarian fishing and farming, to agro-industrial sectors where people farm cash crops rather than those that directly supply their families’ needs. While there are many crops and food products across the region, rice and fish ...

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