|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.
|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.
|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.
|Little Fish: Big Impact||
A recent report by The Lenfest Ocean Program offers some important new insights into the role of forage fish species in marine ecosystems and the sustainability of the fisheries upon them. Stephen Hall comments on the report and its recommendations.
|Fresh Perspective on Future Health of the Oceans||
The Economist’s World Oceans Summit (held 22-24 February 2012) examined how the increasing activity in and around the oceans can be managed sustainably and what this means for business and other key stakeholders. Dr. Stephen Hall, Director General of WorldFish highlighted the value of such a fora for "bringing together divergent points of view to debate, discuss and deconstruct some of the opportunities, myths and rhetoric on the oceans."