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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
 

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

Weekly Overview: New Study Highlights the Path for Sustainable Aquaculture

ANALYSIS - In this week's news, new research by World Resources Institute (WRI), WorldFish, the World Bank, INRA and Kasetsart University shows that farmed fish and shellfish production will likely need to increase by 133 per cent between 2010 and 2050 in order to meet projected fish demand worldwide, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor.
 

Exploratory analysis of resource demand and the environmental footprint of future aquaculture development using Life Cycle Assessment

Increases in fish demand in the coming decades are projected to be largely met by growth of aquaculture. However, increased aquaculture production is linked to higher demand for natural resources and energy as well as emissions to the environment.

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