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Adding fish to the mix: Diversifying agriculture for improved productivity

Bangladesh is a densely populated country facing increasing food security issues. Although the country has shown remarkable growth in agricultural production over the past 30 years, it has not yet achieved self-sufficiency in food production and is a net importer of rice (occasionally) and of...
Cage aquaculture, Cambodia.

Business models for small-scale aquaculture to help the poor

In developing countries like Cambodia, riverine and coastal waters are the lifeblood of many communities, and have been for millennia. Small-scale fisheries operations feed the local populace, employ local workers, and are a way of life for millions. With demand for fish products’ soaring...

Giving Bangladesh’s Shrimp Sector a Competitive Edge

The aquaculture industry is an important driver for the economic growth of Bangladesh. It generates more than US$500 million in export sales each year and employs more than 1 million people. Nonetheless, there are still significant opportunities to help the industry maximize its growth. For...

Investing in small-scale aquaculture: the triple bottom line

In 2008 over 90% of global aquaculture production was in developing countries with the industry often dominated by small and medium scale enterprises. This growing demand for aquaculture products presents opportunities for improving the incomes and livelihoods of rural households across the...

Investment in Egypt’s aquaculture sector to increase food security and provide employment

WorldFish has invested in aquaculture research in Egypt for more than 20 years. Now under the new government in Egypt much effort is needed to address persistent high unemployment and limited economic opportunity for the poor. Investing in the country’s already well established aquaculture...

Selecting the best tilapia strain to maximize productivity

The Philippines derives substantial benefits from its aquatic and fisheries resources. The contribution to the country’s total fish production from aquaculture has consistently increased, outpacing growth in both the small-scale and commercial fishery sectors.  
Securing Food

Sri Lanka’s Inland Fisheries And Aquaculture

As the major source of protein in Sri Lanka, fish plays a vital role in meeting the population's basic nutritional and livelihood needs. However, the country's extensive freshwater and brackish water resources, which are potentially a rich source of food and income for rural populations, are...

The establishment of a national breeding program for genetically improved Nile tilapia and the development of models for private and public sector partnerships for seed multiplication and distribution

Egypt faces a growing population and shrinking supplies of water. The Ministry of Agriculture recognizes that increasing crop and livestock production per unit of water and land is an essential priority. Fish has been identified as one of the two most important livestock sub-sectors for future...
Gift Tilapia

Unleashing the potential of GIFT tilapia on the Indian subcontinent

This project involves the establishment of a satellite nucleus for the GIFT strain of tilapia in India, the design and conduct of a genetic improvement program for this strain, the development of dissemination strategies, and the enhancement of local capacity in the areas of selective breeding...