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Scoping report: current status of index-based insurance in Bangladesh

With current and anticipated increases in magnitude of extreme weather events and a declining consistency in weather patterns, particularly challenging for agriculture, there has been a growing interest in weather index-based insurance (IBI) schemes in Bangladesh.

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.

A participatory approach for determining adaptation actions

Presented by Dr Sarah Park, at WorldFish HQ, 4th April,2013. This Food for Thought session will provide details of research in development recently conducted in Timor-Leste by a multi-disciplinary team of WorldFish colleagues.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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.

Managing floodplain natural resources in Bangladesh and India

Bangladesh and the neighboring Indian state of West Bengal lie across the fertile delta floodplains where the Ganges River splits and then spills into the Bay of Bengal. With an estimated combined population of 250 million, the Ganges delta is one of the most populous regions of the world, and poverty in rural communities can be devastating. Managing the shared natural resources of the floodplains is vital to maintaining the area’s biodiversity, while reducing the poverty and malnutrition of those who rely on it. With potentially damaging aquaculture practices and overexploitation of fisheries resources spreading rapidly in some areas, understanding the best management practices for the floodplains, and developing policies to protect both environment and livelihoods is urgently needed.
 

Small-scale fisheries through the wellbeing lens

Despite longstanding recognition that small-scale fisheries make multiple contributions to economies, societies and cultures, assessing these contributions and incorporating them into policy and decision-making has suffered from a lack of a comprehensive integrating ‘lens’.

Moving towards more innovative development in Malaita

This is the final piece of a three-part series of blogs about the development challenges that face the people of Malaita in the Solomon Islands, and the steps they are taking to secure their future in partnership with WorldFish and local organizations.
 

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