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Orange sweet potato in homestead garden, Sunamganj, Bangladesh. Photo by Finn Thilsted, 2013.Jessore, Bangladesh (4-5 May 2013)   To promote the consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) and nutrient rich vegetables, WorldFish and International Potato Center (CIP)/AVRDC, through the USAID funded Feed the Future program, jointly organized a workshop on the 4th and 5th of May, 2013...
Pond aquaculture in Rangpur, Bangladesh. Photo by Md. Ershadul Islam, 2012.Shahnaz Dewan, a former elected member of local government, lives in Adabari village in Tangail District, Bangladesh. While Shanaz was engaged in household activity and social work, her husband used traditional methods of raising Indian Major Carp in his pond and she had very little involvement in fish culture...
It is with great sadness that we recognize the death of Professor James Muir, who passed away in the Western Infirmary, Edinburgh, in the early hours of 1 May.   James was a professor at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, where he worked for 30 years. He retired in 2009 and became a Professor Emeritus, pursuing his interests in international development and as a research...
Farmer shows common carp caught from his farm pond in Aileu, Timor-Leste. Photo by Jharendu Pant, 2011.The government of Timor-Leste has developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy, designed to help reduce high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition throughout the country.   Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Excellency Mariano Assanami Sabino, endorsed the strategy...
Developing inland aquaculture in Solomon Islands - Presented by Dr. Mike Phillips at the Farmers Workshop, Malaita, Solomon Islands, on the 22nd of April, 2013.   Developing Inland Aquaculture in the Solomon Islands is a four-year project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). The aim of this large project is to identify the best ways for the...
Miranda Morgan, Post-Doctoral Fellow (Gender Specialist), WorldFish   I had just arrived at our training venue in Dhaka and watched as the manager stood at the top of the stairs, violently screaming orders at the woman rushing around to help me.  When I expressed my distaste for his behavior, especially on my behalf, he smiled and explained why he felt he could treat her like...
The use of aquaculture feeds in Bangladesh has grown substantially in the past few years, now with over 1 million tonnes of formulated feed being used by aquaculture farmers every year. The rapid growth and use of formulated feeds has helped many aquaculture farmers intensify production and increases yields. The increase in feed use, however, has raised a number of issues, including quality,...
“Why should we bother with gender and equality within the science of poverty reduction and improved nutrition?” asked Doug Beare during a session at the Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture in Davis, California. The special session discussed ways to increase the likelihood that research will influence changes in policies, institutions and technologies.   The answer is right in front...
“The biggest problem facing Timor-Leste is malnutrition,” says Excellency Raffael Pereira Goncalves, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.   Jharendu Pant speaks about the challenges and opportunities of aquaculture in Timor-Leste at the Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition workshop in Dili, Timor-Leste. Photo by Holly Holmes, 2013Chronic...
Nhuong Tran presents 'Resilience, adaptability and transformability of coastal aquaculture systems to climate change: the Mekong Delta's case' at the Climate-Smart Agriculture, Global Science Conference, held at the University of California, Davis, from the 20th - 22nd March, 2013.   Resilience, adaptability and transformability of coastal aquaculture systems to climate change: the...

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