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Farmers participating in the knowledge fair. Photo by Md. Mahabubur Rahman, 2012. Khulna, Bangladesh   Farmers from south west Bangladesh attended a Knowledge Fair hosted earlier this month by WorldFish to collaborate on the design of a research project to achieve their community-led objectives.   Over the past 3 months men and women from across 16...
  Farmed Nile Tilapia. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012. Click for high resolution. WorldFish, Malaysia (30 November 2012)   An improved breed of Nile Tilapia that grows 30% faster than non-improved strains is helping to increase aquaculture productivity and food security in Ghana.   The Water Research Institute (WRI), in partnership with WorldFish, has...
  A consumer purchases farmed Nile Tilapia in a Cairo fish market, Egypt. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012. Click for high resolution. WorldFish, Malaysia (30 November 2012)   Two improved strains of Nile Tilapia that grow 30% faster and heavier than non-improved strains are helping to increase aquaculture productivity and food security in West Africa and Egypt.  ...
At least one-third of the species that inhabit the world’s oceans may remain completely unknown to science. That’s despite the fact that more species have been described in the last decade than in any previous one, according to a report published online on November 15 in the Cell Press publication Current Biology that details the first comprehensive register of marine species of the world—a...
Despite 40 years of gender being on the development agenda, inequalities have persisted which are greatly hampering progress in reducing poverty and food insecurity. A rethink is needed in how agricultural research and development addresses gender, with a new focus on approaches that challenge the norms and power relations that enable social inequalities to exist and persist. This was the...
A presentation by Patrick Dugan, Program Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems, at the 2012 Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development. Held in Uruguay from the 27th of October to the 2nd of November, 2012.   Establishing effective livelihood research partnerships for impact at scale from WorldFish  
By Caity Peterson Source: CCAFS Blog   Catfish farmers in Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta are barely scraping by. They operate on the tightest of profit margins – 3% to 5% in a good year – and deal with a highly volatile, boom-and-bust export market.  For an industry that’s already on the brink, could the addition of negative climate change impacts push it over the edge?   Researchers at...
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...

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