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60% women at risk during pregnancy
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
For having nutritionally inadequate diets, around 60 percent of Bangladeshi women between ages...
Domestic violence affects child nutrition, maternal health
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
State Minister for Women and Children affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today said domestic violence...
Institutionalise gender in nutrition, agriculture interventions
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
A discussion titled ‘Inspiring Change: Institutionalising Gender in Nutrition and Agriculture...

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Online aquaculture training videos now available to Egyptian fish farmers
Friday, 14th March 2014
Hatchery workers harvest Abbassa nile tilapia from a hatchery in Egypt. A...
Egyptian aquaculture sector plans for further growth
Thursday, 20th February 2014
Stakeholders from Egypt’s $1.5 billion aquaculture industry will come...
Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas
Tuesday, 4th February 2014
A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information...

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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 ...
Mariculture certainly holds promise as part of the solution to meeting our need and demand for fish, but it's not the obvious option that many people imagine   When I talk about what I do for a living, it doesn't take long for the conversation to turn to the question of how we are going to meet the world's growing demand and need for fish. In these conversations I find most people imagine...
Bangladesh, MARCH 8, 2012. Source USAID funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Bangladesh joined the world to celebrate International Women’s Day. CSISA-Bangladesh organized a series of events to celebrate and honor the contribution of women farmers in the field of agriculture. The events were organized in three working areas of CSISA-BD: Barisal, Jessore and Mymensingh....
PARIS, FRANCE (2 March 2012) – The CGIAR Consortium, representing the world’s largest global agriculture research partnership aimed at reducing rural poverty and hunger was officially granted International Organization status today.   The Agreement conferring the status was signed today by Ms. Anne Dorte Riggelsen, Ambassador of Denmark to France on behalf of her government. France and...
Save the Children has now joined the Feed the Future Aquaculture project in Bangladesh, which is being led by WorldFish and funded by USAID. As a result, an additional 12,000 households are set to be included in the project in selected Nobo Jibon upazilas (districts), in rural Bangladesh.   The newly added households will be provided with technical training and better management practices for...
Foreground: Robert Nasi and Jaboury Ghazoul at the Impact Assessment workshop. Photo credit Samuel Stacey. Collaboration and partnership is the guiding force by which much of the work in the CGIAR research programs is heading, and for good reason; sharing resources and knowledge on common challenges is a faster and more effective way to achieve our goals, especially in impact...
  Source: World BankSINGAPORE, February 24, 2012—  A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss.   In a keynote speech to be delivered today at The Economist’s...

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