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Fish trading in Jessore, Bangladesh.Dhaka: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the FHI360Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project on Tuesday signed an agreement with the WorldFish Center and Dnet to utilize mobile money payments within their agriculture and health programmes in Bangladesh.   These one-year grants will enable NGO...
Nam Gnouang Dam (60MW), on a tributary of the Nam Theun River in Laos. Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest – in the blink of an eye. That's similar to what many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam...
A man walks back with a bucket of shrimp through the swamp in Khulna, Bangladesh. DHAKA, 11 April 2014 (IRIN) - A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say.   “Floods adversely impact the ability of the poor to earn a livelihood both by destroying assets and limiting...
Mola is a micronutrient rich small fish. Rangpur, Bangladesh. How to get enough nutrition into the diets of some of the world's poorest people is a persistent problem in the developing world.   In Bangladesh, where half the population lives below the poverty line, a UN-funded programme in the country's North West has been working with farmers to breed nutrient-dense small fish for...
Farmer checks the condition of fry before releasing, Egypt.This is a joint post with Malcolm Dickson, senior scientist and IEIDEAS project leader at WorldFish. We are all eating more fish nowadays — except in Africa, where there is a huge and rapidly growing gap between fish supply and demand. But why is this happening when fish is such an important component of the diet of the poor,...
Fishermen in Sunamganj, Bangladesh. A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns is now available online at http://atlas.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/   Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats: they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface, yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is...
A man and a woman selling fish at the market in Fayoum before upgraded, Egypt. Egyptian aquaculture has seen steady growth over the last 20 years and now supplies around 65% of the fish eaten throughout the country. The industry is also a crucial source of employment, providing more than 100,000 full-time jobs.   Cultured fish is by far the cheapest farmed animal protein in the...
Hassan Ali conducting a Best Management Practice training session at Wadi Rayan, Fayoum, Egypt.WorldFish and the Improving Employment and Incomes through Development of Egypt’s Aquaculture Sector (IEIDEAS) project delivered training in ‘Best Management Practices’ to more than 1400 fish farmers in 2013. Training  on a range of subjects from pond construction to post-harvest handling and social...
Fish feeding at large fish farm, Faiyum, Egypt.PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Wednesday 15 January, 2014   On 12 January 2014, WorldFish launched a new innovation platform to help plan for future growth of the highly successful Egyptian aquaculture sector.   Egypt is the largest producer of farmed fish in Africa and the Middle East. Annual production in Egypt is estimated...
Boy with a fish from his father's pond, Malawi.People who are food and nutrition insecure largely reside in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa and for many, fish represents a rich source of protein, micronutrients and essential fatty acids. The contribution of fish to household food and nutrition security depends upon availability, access and cultural and personal preferences, writes M. C. M....

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