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The Zambezi River basin is a food basket for the landlocked southern African nation of Zambia. The river and surrounding floodplains support agriculture, fisheries, and livestock. Around three million people – a quarter of Zambia’s population – directly rely on the Barotse Floodplain aquatic agricultural system for their livelihoods.

Blog: Reflections on UN climate change negotiations

Melody Braun reflects on her experiences at the 18th session of the United Nations climate change negotiations in Doha, Qatar in December 2012. Melody is the Bangladesh focal point for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Sustainability of Philippines fisheries at risk due to mismanagement, experts say

Source: GMA News

Fisheries experts on Thursday said that Filipino small-scale fishermen and fish pen owners should learn how to manage risks effectively to reduce the negative impacts of aquaculture on their fishes and on the environment.
Stephen Hall, director-general of the Worldfish, said Filipino fisherfolk share the same set of challenges as other small-scale farmers everywhere.  Fishermen have to grapple with unhealthy fish stocks, climate change, and pollution from fish farms.

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