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Source: The Independent   Dhaka, June 13: International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources management (ICLARM) also known as WorldFish and BRAC Fisheries, BRAC enterprises, BRAC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to improve the enterprise activities and research on fisheries in order to develop the fisheries sector and spread the benefits to larger numbers of farming household...
Source: The Independent  
Source: The Financial Express   Golap Hossain of village Gopal under Kawnia upazila in Rangpur is one of those people who have become financially solvent by introducing small scale aquaculture in their paddy fields. Thanks to the initiative by Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) Bangladesh Project of World Fish Centre, which trained them on fish farming and vegetables...
Rio +20: Reflecting on progress for fisheries and aquaculture On Expiscor by Stephen Hall   On the 20th Anniversary of the first Rio Earth Summit it is time to reflect on our progress in putting fisheries and aquaculture on sustainable footings and the lessons we have learnt so far. In 1987 the Brundtland Commission articulated perhaps the central global challenge of our age – how do we...
  Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods and jobs for 40 per cent of today’s global population. Moreover, as a human enterprise, it reflects the single largest use of land of any sector. In developing countries, smallholder farms provide up to 80 per cent of the food supply. Faced with environmental degradation, climate change, scarcity of land...
Participant Reflections from a Cambodian Study Tour to Lao’s Theun-Hinboun Expansion Project Dam Site Source: CPWF Mekong   From February 13-18, 2012 thirteen participants took part in a study tour to the Theun-Hinboun Dam expansion project in Lao PDR. Traveling from Steung Treng Province in Cambodia this diverse group, made up of Cambodian provincial government officials, NGO workers and...
VIDEO: Farming Waters, Changing Lives - via Reuters AlertNet   Climate change, sea level rise and increased salinity are some of the challenges to development in Bangladesh. The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems is working in Bangladesh to help small-scale fish farmers improve their lives through better farming practices. Watch now      
Some of the threats posed by climate change can appear rather esoteric or abstract. One of these is ocean acidification - it is not immediately obvious why we should care. A recent paper by Sara Cooley and colleagues give a good example of why the threat of changing ocean chemistry matters.   In my last blog I pointed out that most of the food produced by farming the sea is molluscs. This...
Photo by REUTERS/Feisal Omar 24 April 2012   By Thin Lei Win   HANOI (AlertNet) - Climate change threatens to reduce catches from fisheries and worsen hunger among some of sub-Saharan Africa’s poorest people, who rely on fish as a major source of protein and earnings, according to new research from the International Institute for Environment and...
Scientists from Zambia and CGIAR meet to explore how to better contribute to achieving Zambian national agriculture and nutrition goals   Lusaka, Zambia (20 March 2012). Scientists from CGIAR and Zambian research institutions held a half-day seminar in Lusaka to present updates on ongoing agricultural research that aims to improve nutrition security in Zambia. The seminar was convened by...

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