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Breeding improved prawns in India

India has enormous freshwater and low saline brackish water resources that can be utilized for freshwater prawn farming. Since the mid-1990s, production of the giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) has boomed, making India the second largest freshwater prawn producer in the world. Over...

Building capacity to better attend to the development needs in aquatic agricultural systems

Fisheries, agriculture and forestry play a critical role in supporting the livelihoods of many communities in the Philippines. The government and the development community recognize the potential of aquatic agricultural systems  to reduce poverty; however, a clearer understanding of the...

Building Livelihood Security and Reducing Conflict in Freshwater Ecoregions

The freshwater ecoregions of Lake Victoria, Lake Kariba and the Tonle Sap Lake are characterized by persistent poverty, high dependence on aquatic resources to provide food security and livelihoods, and intense resource competition. Moreover, significant new pressures have the potential to lead...

Building Partnerships for Poverty Alleviation

WorldFish is working with partners in the Mekong Region to support a new alliance of regional and local partners that will contribute towards sustainable wetlands management that benefit the poor. This project supports the Wetlands Alliance, an extensive network of organizations—government,...
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...

Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Communities

Coastal and marine ecosystems are vital to Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, as each of these countries depend on fish and other marine products to fuel their economy and feed their people. However, the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, storm surges and typhoons, mean that...

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