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VIDEO: Farming Waters, Changing Lives - via Reuters AlertNet   Climate change, sea level rise and increased salinity are some of the challenges to development in Bangladesh. The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems is working in Bangladesh to help small-scale fish farmers improve their lives through better farming practices. Watch now      
Photo by REUTERS/Feisal Omar 24 April 2012   By Thin Lei Win   HANOI (AlertNet) - Climate change threatens to reduce catches from fisheries and worsen hunger among some of sub-Saharan Africa’s poorest people, who rely on fish as a major source of protein and earnings, according to new research from the International Institute for Environment and...
Scientists and Government Officials meet to share information and set priorities on better linking agriculture and nutrition   Dhaka, Bangladesh (18 April 2012). The Government of Bangladesh has clearly stated that agriculture, food security and nutrition are major priorities for the country. In the 2010 Bangladesh Country Investment Plan (CIP) a coherent set of priority investment...
KULNA, BANGLADESH (10 April 2012). Press reports from the Daily Purbanchal (www.purbanchal.com), the Daily Probaha (www.dailyprobaha.com) and the Daily Dakkinanchal.   As part of the United States President’s Feed the Future initiative, the CSISA-BD project (Expansion of Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh) has been testing a promising new technology in cage...
Friday 13th Aril, 2012   The 2011 board awards were presented by Dr. Stephen Hall, Director General of WorldFish, on behalf of the Board of Trustees at the center's headquarters in Penang, Malaysia on Friday. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of WorldFish staff from the Centers' offices around the world. This year's Board of Trustees awards recognized 3 categories: the...
Researchers and managers from agricultural research institutions in both developing and developed countries acknowledge they need to better communicate the benefits of investing in agricultural science. This process needs specialist skills, but for many developing country institutions this role falls to science staff with little training in communication.   As a means of helping to address...
How Coral Bleaching Could Lead to Famine Via Scientific American The effects of climate change, such as coral bleaching, become slow-motion disasters, with knock-on effects for years. For Tim McClanahan, a zoologist studying fisheries, what happened in Kenya during the spring of 1998 was a wake-up call. Between March and July of that year, a rare climatological double whammy sent ocean...
The International Fisheries Science Prize Committee has awarded the 2012 International Fisheries Science Prize to Professor Ian Cowx, the Director of the Institute of International Fisheries at the University of Hull, United Kingdom. The International Fisheries Science Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to fisheries science or conservation. The Prize was instituted in 2008 with...
Source: The Independent DHAKA, MAR 15   A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and The World Fish Center at  the BARI head office in Joydebpur, Gazipur to promote expansion of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD) project funded by USAID, says a press release. The USAID funded CSISA ...

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