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Developing fisheries livelihoods in the Congo River Basin

The Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape spans 74,000 km2 in the Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is one of 12 landscapes identified by USAID’s Central African Regional Programme for the Environment (CARPE) as ‘high priority for conservation’ in Central Africa. Bounded by...
Sea cucumber, Vietnam

Development of sea cucumber production in the Asia-Pacific Region

Sea cucumbers like the sandfish species (Holothuria scabra) are a traditional commodity used for dietary and medicinal purposes in China and elsewhere in Asia. For many years, their harvest has supported livelihoods in coastal communities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Yet their ease of...

Diversifying livelihoods through aquaculture in Timor Leste

Rural livelihoods in Timor Leste are essentially subsistence or semi-subsistence, and largely depend on crop farming and raising livestock. A carbohydrate-based diet (maize, rice, cassava, taro, sweet potato and vegetables) provides the major source of calories; meat or fish (animal protein) is...

Economic Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation

The Philippines is particularly vulnerable to climate change, as its extensive coastline is a key environmental and economic resource. Conserving ecosystems and protecting livelihoods depends to a large extent on stakeholders’ ability to predict the impact of climate change and on communities’...

Gender Inclusive Resource Management

Rural women play a critical but often undervalued role in fishing-reliant families and communities in Solomon Islands. Ranging from direct activities of collecting, processing, preparing and marketing of fish and other marine resources; women also have an indirect influence through household...

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...

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