Projects in Asia

Knowledge Management within the Coral Triangle The Coral Triangle is an expanse of ocean covering 5.7 million square kilometers and is considered to be the epicenter of marine life abundance and diversity on the planet. Located along the equator at the confluence of the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, the boundaries of this region cover all or part of the exclusive economic zones of six countries (CT6): Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste.
Improved Food Security About 75% of Philippine coral reefs, lakes, mangroves, primary forests, and rivers have been destroyed or damaged, principally as a result of unsustainable practices and population growth. This degradation threatens the food security and health of millions of Filipinos, with the incidence of poverty in rural areas at 54%, more than double that of urban areas (25%).
Community-Based Fisheries Management in Haor Basin Contributing to Poverty Eradication in Bangladesh Sunamganj, a district in north-eastern Bangladesh, is characterized by beels, permanent water bodies that are located in the low-lying floodplains of the Haor Basin. To alleviate the poverty of 90,000 fisher people living around these rich ecosystems, the Sunamganj Community-Based Resources Management Project (SCBRMP) has a fisheries component that is helping them to gain better access to the beels and also improve their beel resource development and management skills.  
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 currently underexploited. Indeed, statistics show that only 12% of the country's fish production came from inland fisheries and aquaculture in 2000.


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