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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,...
  Women selling fish on the roadside, Egypt. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012   A group of women fish retailers in the Egyptian region of Shakshouk near Fayoum are realizing better profits from the sale of their fish after acquiring iceboxes. Iceboxes help them keep their fish fresh in the market, allowing them to sell more stock each day.   The iceboxes were supplied by...
Presentation by Douglas Beare at the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Social Issues, held in Kuala Lumpur from 28 to 29 November, 2012.   Strategies for adaptation to climate change in Timor Leste: the importance of climate thresholds from WorldFish
Presentation by Afrina Choudhury and Melody Braun at the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Social Issues, held in Kuala Lumpur from 28 to 29 November, 2012.   Impacts of climate smart integrated farming systems on women's nutrition and health in Bangladesh from WorldFish  

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