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Let's change the food security conversation on aquaculture
Friday, 25th July 2014
In many parts of the developing world, aquaculture has been touted for quite some time as an...
Small fish meets nourishment of mothers, children
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
RANGPUR, July 19 (BSS): Production of micronutrient-enriched small fishes has been increasing...
Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?
Wednesday, 11th June 2014
We Americans love our fried shrimp, our and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the...

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New report links aquaculture and poverty reduction
Friday, 8th August 2014
WorldFish working together with the Bangladesh Institute of Development...
Farmed Fish Production Must More than Double by 2050, New Analysis Finds
Thursday, 5th June 2014
Report Presents New Findings and Recommendations for Sustainable Aquaculture...
Charting Our Fishing Future
Monday, 28th April 2014
The Dutch Government and the Rockefeller Foundation announced on Thursday 23...

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Farmer shows common carp caught from his farm pond in Aileu, Timor-Leste. Photo by Jharendu Pant, 2011.The government of Timor-Leste has developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy, designed to help reduce high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition throughout the country.   Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Excellency Mariano Assanami Sabino, endorsed the strategy...
Developing inland aquaculture in Solomon Islands - Presented by Dr. Mike Phillips at the Farmers Workshop, Malaita, Solomon Islands, on the 22nd of April, 2013.   Developing Inland Aquaculture in the Solomon Islands is a four-year project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). The aim of this large project is to identify the best ways for the...
Miranda Morgan, Post-Doctoral Fellow (Gender Specialist), WorldFish   I had just arrived at our training venue in Dhaka and watched as the manager stood at the top of the stairs, violently screaming orders at the woman rushing around to help me.  When I expressed my distaste for his behavior, especially on my behalf, he smiled and explained why he felt he could treat her like...
The use of aquaculture feeds in Bangladesh has grown substantially in the past few years, now with over 1 million tonnes of formulated feed being used by aquaculture farmers every year. The rapid growth and use of formulated feeds has helped many aquaculture farmers intensify production and increases yields. The increase in feed use, however, has raised a number of issues, including quality,...
“Why should we bother with gender and equality within the science of poverty reduction and improved nutrition?” asked Doug Beare during a session at the Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture in Davis, California. The special session discussed ways to increase the likelihood that research will influence changes in policies, institutions and technologies.   The answer is right in front...
“The biggest problem facing Timor-Leste is malnutrition,” says Excellency Raffael Pereira Goncalves, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.   Jharendu Pant speaks about the challenges and opportunities of aquaculture in Timor-Leste at the Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition workshop in Dili, Timor-Leste. Photo by Holly Holmes, 2013Chronic...
Nhuong Tran presents 'Resilience, adaptability and transformability of coastal aquaculture systems to climate change: the Mekong Delta's case' at the Climate-Smart Agriculture, Global Science Conference, held at the University of California, Davis, from the 20th - 22nd March, 2013.   Resilience, adaptability and transformability of coastal aquaculture systems to climate change: the...
Locally caught fish at a road side stall in Dili, Timor-Leste. Photo by Holly Holmes, 2013.   “Do you try to eat a healthy diet? Are you concerned about the sustainability of fish stocks, the health of marine ecosystems, or the survival of your local fishing community? Do you worry about your carbon footprint? Would you eat fish imported from a developing country if you thought it...
Source: Aquatic Agricultural Systems   Fish make up approximately 90% of animal protein consumed in Solomon Islands highlighting the critical importance of fish for food security. Localised fishing intensification around densely populated areas as well as a history of destructive fishing practices in some hot spots, is raising concerns around the ability of the reef systems to provide...
Presented by WorldFish scientist Sonia Allauca recently at the 'Value Chain Study Results Presentation and Strategy Formulation', held at the BRAC Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on the 12th and 13th of November, 2012. It was later presented at the 'Sweetpotato Value Chain Strategy as a core component of nutrition promotion and women enterprise development', which was held from the 11th to the 13th...

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