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Jessore, Bangladesh (4-5 November 2012).   Rural women play a major role in improving the overall well being of their households and communities by achieving food and nutrition security, generating income, and improving rural livelihoods.   However, they face various constraints which hamper their efforts to uplift their lives and those around them.   Following the International Day...
Biodiversity loss and food insecurity are two of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.   The Asia-Pacific's Coral Triangle is defined by its extremely high marine biodiversity, with over one hundred million people living in its coastal zones who use this biodiversity to support their livelihoods.   Biodiversity and its values to society are threatened by demographic and...
The latest blog from WorldFish Director General, Stephen Hall, on his blog Expiscor.   For any organization trying to decide how best to achieve development impact, a good place to start is with a ‘Theory of Change’, or ToC. Formally defined as “a statement of the interconnected causal pathways that describe the types of interventions that bring about desired outcomes”, a ToC can be more...
How and where we allocate freshwater in an environment of increasing demand, and declining quality and availability is a major societal challenge.   The needs of local communities that are affected by dam construction and water abstraction are often similar to that of biodiversity. Yet, they are frequently superseded by the necessity to meet national demands for power, food and...
A story of partnership from WorldFish, for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) theme P - Partnerships.   Marketing fish, Ghana. Photo by Cambria Finegold, 2010 In Ghana, the Volta River basin reaches across over half of Ghana’s countryside. Lake Volta, the world’s largest (by surface) man-made lake, is the centerpiece of both the Volta...
A story of partnership from WorldFish, for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) theme P - Partnerships.   Engineer Mohammed Gouda, private sector aquaculture farmer, Fayoum, Egypt. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012 Addressing the problems of poverty and malnutrition in low-income communities is usually the preserve of government agencies...
A story of partnership from WorldFish for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) theme P - Partnerships.   Aquatic Agricultural Systems are made up of fisheries, livestock keeping and other income  activities on the Barotse Floodplain. Livestock on the Zambezi, Barotse Floodplain. Photo by Georgina Smith, 2012. In Zambia, the Zambezi...
Dr. Stephen Hall speaks to us from GCARD and his expectations of the conference; partnership, thinking with small-holder famers and gender issues for agricultural development.   Your browser does not support the audio element. Podcast not streaming? Download podcast  
By Paula Kantor, Ranjitha Puskur and Miranda Morgan   Paula Kantor and Ranjitha Puskur are Senior Scientists, and Miranda Morgan is a Post Doctoral Fellow at WorldFish in Penang, Malaysia. They are leading WorldFish’s efforts to integrate gender in its CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems.   River fisheries, Africa. Photo by Chris Bene, 2003 If...
Feeding the tilapia in large intensive aquaculture ponds, Egypt. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012   PRESS RELEASE - 15 October 2012   WorldFish hosted an open day on Monday 15th October at its Abbassa research center in Sharkia, Egypt to showcase its latest research and development initiatives, with the support of the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Dr. Salah Abdel Mooemin...

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