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Leading African Agri-Research Organization Solidifies Partnership with WorldFish

A new partnership between the leading African organization for agricultural research for development (AR4D), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and WorldFish will focus on improving the lives of the 80 million people in sub-Saharan Africa dependent on aquatic agricultural systems.

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.

Researchers say allocation of freshwater is major societal challenge

How and where we allocate freshwater in an environment of increasing demand, and declining quality and availability is a major societal challenge. The needs of local communities that are affected by dam construction and water abstraction are often similar to that of biodiversity. Yet, they are frequently superseded by the necessity to meet national demands for power, food and increasingly, mitigation of the hydrological effects of climate change.
 

Developing inland aquaculture in Solomon Islands

Like other Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), Solomon Islands has a great reliance on fish for food and income. In a total population of just over half a million people, some 75% of Solomon Islanders are subsistence-oriented, small-holder farmers and fishers; and fish accounts for 73% of total expenditure on food that is sourced from animals.
 

Sub-Saharan Fish Trade and Nutrition in a Changing Climate

There is an increasing ‘fish gap’ in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where fish supplies have failed to keep pace with the region’s growing demand. Despite the high dependence on fish for nutrition in much of the region, consumption is currently half the global average and declining.
 
In SSA, as in many other regions globally, marine and inland capture fisheries resources are stagnating or decreasing, largely due to environmental or ecosystem changes and over-exploitation. Climate change is already altering the distribution of fish stocks and rainfall patterns upon which these fisheries depend. At the same time, globalization has favoured developing country exports of high-value fish.
 
 

Sri Lanka’s Inland Fisheries And Aquaculture

As the major source of protein in Sri Lanka, fish plays a vital role in meeting the population's basic nutritional and livelihood needs. However, the country's extensive freshwater and brackish water resources, which are potentially a rich source of food and income for rural populations, are currently underexploited. Indeed, statistics show that only 12% of the country's fish production came from inland fisheries and aquaculture in 2000.

Asia

In Asia as a whole fish provide 30% of the animal protein in a typical diet. Fishing and related industries provide either the main or a supplementary source of employment, livelihood and income for many of the region’s poor.
 

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