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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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After the flood - restoring aquaculture in Bangladesh - An article by New Agriculturalist explains how poor communities in Bangladesh can utilise aquaculture as a means of survival following disasters such as the recent Cyclone that devestated the area. Dispite the cyclone damaging many of the fish ponds that much of the country use as a source of income and food,  and the seemingly vulnerable...
Managing aquaculture’s net benefits - An article prepared by Michele Sabto from the CSIRO flagship magazine ECOS on the issues and concerns of the growing demand for aquaculture products based on the WorldFish report Blue Frontiers: Managing the environmental costs of aquaculture. Also reported in the International Business Times and Science Alert.  
Investing in Ecosystem Services Vital to Improving Food Security - Recognizing healthy ecosystems as the basis for sustainable water resources and stable food security can help produce more food per unit of agricultural land, improve resilience to climate change and provide economic benefits for poor communities, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)...
Managing aquaculture’s net benefits. An article prepared by Michele Sabto from the CSIRO flagship magazine ECOS on the issues and concerns of the growing demand for aquaculture products based on the WorldFish report Blue Frontiers: Managing the environmental costs of aquaculture. Also reported in the International Business Times and Science Alert.  
In a world that faces worsening food shortages, finding a more sustainable source of food supply is part of the solution. That's why people are now looking at fisheries and aquaculture as new growth points in our food production. To produce the same amount of protein, cultivating fish and other seafood roughly requires less feed than raising livestock. That means aquaculture is greener than...
Stephen J. Hall, Anne Delaporte, Michael Phillips, Malcolm Beveridge and Mark O’Keefe June 2011   A new and comprehensive analysis released by WorldFish and Conservation International (CI) has investigated the environmental impact of the world’s major aquaculture production systems and species, and offers a first-ever global assessment of trends and impacts of cultivated seafood. The...
Read the interviews on the launch of our report: “Blue Frontiers: managing the environmental costs of aquaculture” by the following major media:   As reported on BBC As reported on CNN As reported on The Guardian As reported on Voice of America As reported on Huffington Post  
Amena Khatun, a widow of Saliabukpur village in the Ganges Delta of Bangladesh, sheds tears when asked about the night of November 15, 2007, when Cyclone Sidr struck. "I will never forget that night," she says, "I have never seen such a flood in my life. My house was destroyed in a moment. Water was entering my yard and the water level rose. The pond was flooded and all the fish escaped."...
Aquaculture currently produces more than 50 per cent of all fish and seafood products that are consumed worldwide. With ongoing intensification and global networking, aquaculture is creating an increasing demand for infrastructure and supporting public services, resulting in a diversity of public-private partnerships (PPPs).
“Reefs at Risk Revisited” report presents comprehensive analysis threats to coral reefs   WASHINGTON D.C.//LONDON (February 23, 2011)— A new comprehensive analysis finds that 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs are currently threatened by local and global pressures. For the first time, the analysis includes threats from climate change, including warming seas and rising ocean...

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