|Mother’s Day in Bangladesh: Hoping for healthy children||
In a small village in Bangladesh, Ruma prepares the midday meal for her three young children, husband and mother-in-law.
|Aquaculture to reduce malnutrition and poverty in Timor-Leste||
Timor-Leste is putting aquaculture to the forefront of its efforts to combat malnutrition and poverty.
|The future is bright for Malawi’s green economy||
“I can see that the future is bright,” says Kate Kaunda, a fish processor from Kachulu Beach in Malawi, “I can see the benefits of using modern technology in drying the fish and processing the fish. We get the profit on all the fish species. I help my family in paying school fees to secondary school children and I also support poor people.”
|Global recognition of fast-growing fish benefits||
Over 50 news outlets around the world have recognized the benefits of the ‘Akosombo’ and ‘Abbassa’ strains of Nile tilapia that grow around 30% faster than common commercial varieties, developed by WorldFish and partners, as reported in a recent WorldFish press release.
|Fast-growing Nile Tilapia bring vast benefits||
Two improved breeds of Nile Tilapia that grow up to 30% faster are helping farmers in West Africa and Egypt to increase the productivity of their fish farms. Almost 4 million people across Africa depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods, and faster-growing fish bring vast economic, productivity, nutrition and food security benefits.
|Global conference tackles issues of poverty, hunger and sustainability||
The problems of poverty and hunger touch the lives of millions across the world, and without adequate global research in agricultural development these challenges will persist. As we’re confronted by rising populations and climate change, issues of food security and environmental sustainability of farming practices must be addressed.
|Fish farms help post-tsunami Acehnese communities||
The 2004 tsunami that devastated Aceh in Indonesia left in its wake thousands of communities without homes and livelihoods. After a lengthy rebuilding process, WorldFish, in partnership with the Aceh Society Development (ASD) Cooperative, has helped to put these communities back on their feet. Watch Rusli's Story.
|Sustainable aquaculture's contribution to discussions at Rio+20||
With eyes turning towards Rio+20 we are all reminded of the development challenges ahead of us. Central among these is how to feed the projected 9 billion people on our planet in a sustainable way. Among the discussions and side events, a full day (18 June)* will be dedicated to exploring this topic.
|CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems||
More than 700 million people depend on aquatic agricultural systems for their livelihoods, but the difficulties they face mean that a third or more live on less than US $1.25 a day.
|Enhancing climate resilience of aquatic-agriculture systems in Bangladesh||
Moshni is typical of many small villages in the vast coastal delta region of Bangladesh where the Bhramaputra and Meghna rivers meet the Bay of Bengal. Its inhabitants depend largely on agriculture and aquaculture for food, nutrition and income.