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Small pond fish culture training empowers Rehena

Rehena Begum attended school until grade five, and as is the case for most of the rural girls of her time, was married in at early age. She lives in the village of Dinar, in the Char Koua union, Sadar upazila of Barisal district. Her husband has no permanent occupation and earns most of his income from petty jobs such as working in the brick fields. It was difficult to bear the expenses of a family of six with his meager earnings.

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 industry is one significant area where advances are possible, and WorldFish in collaboration with CARE Egypt, has now commenced a major aquaculture development project.
 

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 national food security. However, to meet the growing demand for fish in the face of static returns from capture fisheries, new supplies will have to come from aquaculture and increasing the productivity of already existing fish farms.
 

WorldFish aquaculturalist named winner of the 2005 world food prize

Dr. Modadugu Gupta, Senior Research Fellow, won the 2005 World Food Prize for his work to enhance the nutrition of over one million people, mostly very poor women, through the expansion of aquaculture and fish farming in south and southeast Asia and Africa. read full story
 

Cambodian People Consume about 5,3 kilograms of Fish per Family per Week

According to a new research study, each Cambodian household consume some 5,3 kilograms of fish five times a week and 63 percent of rural people have jobs related to fishing.

 

Timor Leste Aquaculture Development Endeavors: Where are we?

Presented at WorldFish HQ, Penang, Malaysia, 23rd May 2014. This seminar is given in two parts; Dr Jharendu Pant will first be giving an overview of recent activities and future directions of aquaculture development and research in Timor-Leste, followed by Ms Shwu Jiao Teoh, who will be presenting the results of a recent project titled “Sustainable Aquaculture Development Planning Through GIS Modeling: An Experience From Timor-Leste”.

 
Friday, May 23, 2014

Impact Investing in Small-scale Aquaculture

Presented by Mr Wayne Rogers, WorldFish HQ, Penang, Malaysia, 23rd July 2014. New WorldFish research suggests investment in small aquaculture enterprises can create significant positive social, environmental and economic impact.

 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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