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Despite decades of agricultural research and development efforts, the challenges of poverty and hunger persist. Experts now recognize that effectively integrating gender issues in such projects will help to improve food security, wellbeing and equity.   WorldFish, the organization leading the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS), hosted a group of renowned...
Rachel Kyte, Chair of the CGIAR Fund Council and World Bank Vice Presicent of Sustainable Development, sends a video message to the Building Coalitions, Creating Change workshop to highlight gender disparities in agricultural development. "Globally, only 10-20% of land owners are women, and in many countries that number is even lower. Female farmers tend to have smaller plots with poorer soils...
Despite decades of agricultural research and development efforts, the challenges of poverty and hunger persist. There is a growing recognition that integrating gender issues effectively in such efforts will help to improve food security, wellbeing and equity.   Effective gender integration requires actions that foster gender equality in access to resources, and that help communities to...
Source: GMA News Fisheries experts on Thursday said that Filipino small-scale fishermen and fish pen owners should learn how to manage risks effectively to reduce the negative impacts of aquaculture on their fishes and on the environment.   Stephen Hall, director-general of the WorldFish, said Filipino fisherfolk share the same set of challenges as other small-scale farmers everywhere. ...
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   5 September 2012   Now Confirmed: Schedule of Daily News Briefings and Presenters   The 10th International Seafood Summit is an annual event bringing together global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking around the issue of sustainable seafood. The Summit is...
Download PDF press release   PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   6 September, 2012   Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world, with Asia supplying 90% of aquaculture production in 2010. The potential of aquaculture to strengthen global food security is a topic of increasing importance as the world moves towards a population of 9 billion...
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Better tools to address the inextricable links between land, water resources, fisheries and livelihoods have been developed, adopted and adapted to manage the resources in the Tonle Sap wetlands of Cambodia.   Throughout Cambodia, nearly one-third of land becomes inundated during the rainy season, turning rice fields into fishing grounds. When the rains end, a dry season lasting up to six...
Source: New Agriculturalist   Wetland environments, including freshwater floodplains and coastal deltas, can be highly productive; more than 700 million people around the world depend directly on them, whether for crop production, fishing, livestock rearing or other natural resources. But wetland livelihoods typically face a myriad of constraints, and increasingly extreme and unpredictable...
A woman prepares dried fish in Bangladesh, photo by WorldFish 2007. WorldFish and SPRING Bangladesh signed a Letter of Collaboration (LOC) on Wednesday 08 August, signifying their commitment to work together to improve the nutritional status of women and young children in the Barisal and Khulna divisions.   The collaboration will help promote the consumption and sale of nutrient-...

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