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New skill with determination changed Lalita’s life

Lalita Bala is learning music from a professional singer. It was a long cherished desire she could not realize, being the daughter of a poor farmer and married when she was only 15. Now 25 years old, she is a mother of a 5-year-old child.

Timor-Leste national aquaculture development strategy 2012-2030

The Timor-Leste National Aquaculture Development Strategy (2012–2030) provides a framework for future responsible development of the aquaculture sector in the country. The strategy is anchored to the underlying principles of combating widespread poverty and malnutrition and for effective ecosystem management in the country.

Feed the Future Aquaculture technology and inputs change the life of Pagol Sen

Development and growth of commercially profitable white fish culture in Bangladesh have been precarious. Many individual operations have failed or are struggling due to lack of proper technology and management practices, and quality inputs.

Assessment of capabilities, needs of communities, opportunities and limitations of weather forecasting for coastal regions of Bangladesh

This report is intended to provide a range of background material in relation to Bangladesh and weather event forecasting, forecast information dissemination, and the implications of weather events and forecasting for communities and their livelihoods.

Feed the Future Aquaculture technical assistance brings more profit

Ensan Ali is a fish nursery owner of Pateng village, Tungibaria union, Barisal sadar upazila, Barisal district. He quit the previous job to take over the lead of the farming for his family of seven members.

Improving aquaculture feed in Bangladesh: From feed ingredients to farmer profit to safe consumption

Use of manufactured feeds in aquaculture in Bangladesh has grown rapidly over the last five years. More than 1 million tonnes of commercially formulated feeds and 0.3-0.4 million tonnes of farm-made feeds were produced in 2012, and sectoral growth is projected to increase substantially over the medium term.

Economic analysis of climate change adaptation strategies in selected coastal areas in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

This report is an account of a cross-country study that covered Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Covering four sites (one each in Indonesia and Vietnam) and two sites in the Philippines, the study documented the impacts of three climate hazards affecting coastal communities, namely typhoon/flooding, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion. It also analyzed planned adaptation options, which communities and local governments can implement, as well as autonomous responses of households to protect and insure themselves from these hazards.

Nutrient-rich mola fish become popular among farmers

In Bangladesh, changes in the overall agricultural system have seen a continued decline in the areas of inland water and inundation, reducing the habitats for fish. This has contributed to decreased fish harvest, in particular for small fishes like the mola that the rural poor depend on. mola is a nutrient-rich small fish that supplies essential nutrients – in particular vitamin A, calcium, iron and zinc – to these vulnerable population groups.

Cage fish culture can bring changes for poor women

Throughout Bangladesh there are many and varied water bodies – such as rivers, irrigation canals, flood plains, beels (large depressions), oxbow lakes and ponds – that offer considerable potential for fish cultivation. But many farmers are unable to provide all the inputs required for intensive production methods, due to a general lack of capital, poor access to resources and insufficient knowledge.

Simple Technology Improves Hatchery Production Scenario

Situated in southwestern Bangladesh, Jessore district is an important source of fish seed in the country. Most of the private hatcheries are located here; they use underground water in their brood and nursery ponds and incubation jars.

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