WorldFish working together with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies has exposed evidence of aquaculture's link to poverty reduction in a new report. Data gathered over a ten-year period provides important evidence for the need to invest in the sector as a way to alleviate global poverty and hunger.
RANGPUR, July 19 (BSS): Production of micronutrient-enriched small fishes has been increasing satisfactorily in recent years in rural Bangladesh to effectively meet nourishment of the malnourished pregnant women, lactating mothers and babies.
Small indigenous fish species (SIS) are an important source of essential macro- and micronutrients which can play an important role in the elimination of malnutrition and micronutrient defciencies in the populations of many South and Southeast Asian countries.
Hunger, malnutrition and poor health are widespread and stubborn development challenges. In the past, agriculture has played a key role in providing poor people with a steady supply of staple crops that meet calorie requirements at relatively low prices.