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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.

Livelihoods, markets, and gender roles in Solomon Islands: case studies from Western and Isabel Provinces

Livelihoods in Solomon Islands are diverse, composed of a wide range of activities. The marketing of marine resources through value chains is an important component of this livelihood portfolio in many parts of the country. Gendered analysis of marine resource value chains can identify key entry points for equitable improvement of the livelihoods of those participating in these value chains. Case studies of two Solomon Islands communities (one each from Western and Isabel Provinces) provide insight into this issue.

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.

Cage fish and small fish culture can bring changes for poor of Bangladesh

Throughout Bangladesh there are many and varied water bodies offering considerable potential for fish cultivation. But poor farmers are unable to provide all the inputs required for intensive production methods. 

Shahnaz is a role model for rural women in fish culture

Shahnaz Dewan, a former elected member of local government, lives in Adabari village in Tangail District, Bangladesh. While Shanaz was engaged in household activity and social work, her husband used traditional methods of raising Indian Major Carp in his pond and she had very little involvement in fish culture.
 

Transforming gender relations: Key to positive development outcomes in aquatic agricultural systems

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) is committed to improving the food security and wellbeing of poor people who depend on freshwater and coastal ecosystems for their livelihoods.

Women's Lived Realities in Malaysia: Socio-legal perspectives

Guest seminar presented by Prof Noraida Endut from the Women's Development Research Center (KANITA), University Sains Malaysia, 14th April, 2013.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Training equips rural women with agricultural and business skills

A training program to enhance the entrepreneurial and agriculture technology skills of a network of rural women called ‘Info Ladies’ was held this week from 26 – 28 February.

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