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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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The past month, I attended the START- Regional Workshop on Southeast Asia Climate Change and Health Issues in Taiwan with representatives from about 15 different countries, mostly South East Asia. Here I reflect the synthesis of my understanding during the event.  My background in natural resource management and recent work research interest in climate change adaptation kept me conveniently...
Indian scientist Modadugu Gupta has taught Bangladeshi farmers to transform stagnant ditches and ponds into lucrative fish farms, improving rural economies and providing better nutrition. Gupta sees fish farming as a means to jobs and food.   Source: http://www.america.gov/gupta.html  
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna , Philippines -  — Three international and regional institutions and a state university pooled their expertise and resources toward enriching a database on climate change. Source : http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=607024&publicationSubCategoryId=77  
WorldFish works on more than just fish.  In some parts of the world, capture and trade of other aquatic wildlife supports people’s livelihoods, including those of people who are mostly fishers and fish-traders.  Work conducted on the water-snake trade  on Tonle Sap in Cambodia by WorldFish partners at the University of East Anglia, led by Dr Sharon Brooks and involving WorldFish scientist Eddie...
Better understanding of the likely effects of climate change on West Africa’s valuable ocean fisheries is needed to guide the sustainable development of these resources in line with the aspirations and expectations of fisher communities. (To view photos, please click here)   Press release
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).   Source: http://www.new-ag.info/focus/focusItem.php?a=1615  
As the sun rises over the Nile delta, workers at a fish farm in northern Egypt open a sluice gate and sort through the thousands of wriggling tilapia that pour out of a concrete holding tank. The fish are sorted, packed into crates and sent to supermarkets in Cairo and Alexandria, where they are sold as "the catch of the day".   http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49099  
CLIMATE CHANGE AND FISHERIES While agriculture and freshwater resources have been central in climate policy discussions, the effects of climate change on fisheries resources — and the implications for the health and livelihoods of fishers in the developing world — have largely been ignored. About 520 million people – around 8 percent of the world’s population – depend on fisheries and...
With climate change threatening to ruin ocean reefs, push salt water into freshwater habitats and produce more coastal storms, millions of struggling people in fishery-dependent nations of Africa, Asia and South America could face unprecedented hardship, according to a new study published today in the February issue of the peer-reviewed journal Fish and Fisheries. The study by a team of...
A year after Malawi became the biggest corn producer in southern Africa, farmers continue making strides, though they face challenges en route to self-sufficiency.   http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/Africa/2008/December/In-Malawi-Farms-Progress-Slowly.html