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New Chair for WorldFish as Ambassador Gautschi completes tenure
Monday, 17th November 2014
Ambassador Remo Gautschi will come to the end of his six-year tenure as Chair of the WorldFish...
What is Blue Growth and why is it important?
Monday, 17th November 2014
“Blue Growth” is fast becoming a fashionable term. Drawing on the concept of ‘Green Growth,’...
Are aquaculture and fisheries a solution to food insecurity?
Friday, 7th November 2014
In Bangladesh, more than 20 million people currently suffer from undernutrition, and nearly a...

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Switzerland, WorldFish and CARE to support Youth Employment in Aswan
Monday, 24th November 2014
A project aiming to create employment opportunities and to increase the...
Partnerships for aquaculture development in Timor-Leste
Thursday, 16th October 2014
Two agreements that will promote aquaculture as a means to improve...
Animation highlights need to tackle gender norms
Friday, 10th October 2014
Launched on International Rural Women’s Day, a new animation from WorldFish,...

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  Women selling fish on the roadside, Egypt. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012   A group of women fish retailers in the Egyptian region of Shakshouk near Fayoum are realizing better profits from the sale of their fish after acquiring iceboxes. Iceboxes help them keep their fish fresh in the market, allowing them to sell more stock each day.   The iceboxes were supplied by...
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.  ...
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...
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...
How and where we allocate freshwater in an environment of increasing demand, and declining quality and availability is a major societal challenge.   The needs of local communities that are affected by dam construction and water abstraction are often similar to that of biodiversity. Yet, they are frequently superseded by the necessity to meet national demands for power, food and...
A story of partnership from WorldFish, for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) theme P - Partnerships.   Marketing fish, Ghana. Photo by Cambria Finegold, 2010 In Ghana, the Volta River basin reaches across over half of Ghana’s countryside. Lake Volta, the world’s largest (by surface) man-made lake, is the centerpiece of both the Volta...
A story of partnership from WorldFish, for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) theme P - Partnerships.   Engineer Mohammed Gouda, private sector aquaculture farmer, Fayoum, Egypt. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012 Addressing the problems of poverty and malnutrition in low-income communities is usually the preserve of government agencies...

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