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Participants at the gender training session, Bangladesh. The second training session on gender for the Ganges Basin Development Challenge Program held on January 23 and 24, in Khulna, Bangladesh, reinforced the need for understanding potential and real impacts of every action or intervention on men and women.   Twenty staff and students living and working in the Khulna...
Melody Braun, the Bangladesh focal point for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), reflects on the implementation of Fish Habitat Development Rings in Jhalokhati, Bangladesh.   Fish and fisheries play an important role in food security in Bangladesh, with fish representing 58 percent of all animal protein consumption, as well as a good source...
  Following the recent transformative gender reserach dialogue, 'Building Coalitions, Creating Change', held by WorldFish in Penang, Malaysia, the dialogue participants shared their inputs in a semi formal interview.   Leading gender researchers Andrea Rodericks (CARE India), Jacqueline Ashby (CGIAR Consortium), Eve Crowley (FAO), Jane Brown (Johns Hopkins University) and Augustin...
The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS), led by WorldFish, is designed to pursue community based approaches to agricultural research and development that target the poorest and most vulnerable rural households in aquatic agricultural systems, including in Malaita. As a part of this process WorldFish held a stakeholder consultation with local communities from 6 – 9...
Women's workshop teaching nursery techniques in Western Province, Solomon Islands. Photo by Wade Fairley, 2012. How can science be used to improve livelihoods in the most populous isle of the Solomon Islands?   This is the first of a three-part series of blogs about the challenges that face the people of Malaita in the Solomon Islands, and the steps they are taking to...
This is the second installment of a three-part series of blogs about the challenges that face the people of Malaita in the Solomon Islands, and the steps they are taking to secure their future in partnership with WorldFish and local organizations.   Women removing the shell from mangrove mudshells in Malaita, Solomon Islands. Photo by Wade Fairley, 2012.  ...
Aquaculture, Fisheries, Poverty and Food Security Allison, E.H. 2011. Fisheries and aquaculture play important roles in providing food and income in many developing countries, either as a stand-alone activity or in association with crop agriculture and livestock rearing. The aim of this paper is to identify how these contributions of fisheries and aquaculture to poverty...
Recently Director General Stephen Hall received a letter from a concerned seven year old, Bella Andrew, on the health of the oceans, climate change and the state of global fisheries. She clearly describes the problems she has observed, and offers some solutions to these problems. Below is their correspondance.  
A $2 million project to improve rural food security and livelihoods in Myanmar through the development of fisheries and small-scale aquaculture was officially launched last week by WorldFish and the Myanmar government Department of Fisheries.   The Myanmar government estimates that the fisheries and aquaculture sector employs over 2.6million people full and part-time, and increasing...
  Fish harvesting, Philippines. Photo by Westly Rosario A project to identify Nile tilapia ‘super strains’ in the Philippines will help to increase the living standards of poor fish farmers and consumers, create new employment opportunities and provide food security across the nation. Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is the most cultured freshwater fish in the Philippines,...

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