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WorldFish incubator: Investing in sustainable aquaculture through SMEs

WorldFish Incubator bridges the gap between  scientific research and business by supporting  investment in sustainable small- and medium-sized  aquaculture enterprises in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.  By building opportunities for growth, WorldFish  Incubator connects small-scale aquaculture  enterprises in Africa, Asia and the Pacific with  investors seeking scalable, high-impact, bottom-line  investments in aquaculture.

Decision support for water management for integrating aquaculture in small-scale irrigation systems

A three-year project was funded by the BMZ/GIZ to examine the benefits of integrating aquaculture and small scale irrigation by identifying improved water allocation and management strategies under current and future climate change scenarios. An integrated modeling approach was adopted to analyze the complex issues involved in the decision processes.

Timor-Leste Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Emerging as an independent nation in 2002 after decades of unrest, Timor-Leste faces many development challenges.

The importance of the fish resource in the Mekong River and examples of best practices

The Mekong is an exceptional river in many ways. In terms of fish biodiversity, it is the world’s second richest river after the Amazon (www.fishbase.org). With 6 to 18% of the global freshwater fish catch, it is also home to the largest freshwater fisheries in the world.
 

Partnership Story – Fast-growing fish to reduce poverty in Ghana

In Ghana, the Volta River basin reaches across over half of Ghana’s countryside. Lake Volta, the world’s largest (by surface) man-made lake, is the centerpiece of both the Volta River and the Ghanaian economy, as it provides a source of hydroelectric power as well as vast populations of fish for the locals. With demand for fish booming to support a growing population, meeting supply is often a challenge. Since 1999, the Water Research Institute (WRI) in Ghana has been working with WorldFish to make the Volta basin as productive as it can be through a Nile Tilapia breeding program.
 

Podcast: Stephen Hall's expectations of GCARD 2012

Dr. Stephen Hall speaks to us from GCARD and his expectations of the conference; partnership, thinking with small-holder famers and gender issues for agricultural development.

Partnerships promote impact at scale

Research in agricultural development is highly-context specific, and partnerships at local, national, regional and international levels are essential for any organization to achieve impact at scale.
 
Effective partnership is central to the WorldFish-led CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agriculture Systems (AAS).  The program recognizes that many organizations are working to improve the lives of people living in aquatic agricultural systems, and together they spend hundreds of millions of dollars there each year. For the AAS Program to add value in this complex institutional environmental, we therefore focus on where and how the program’s science insights can support the work of our partners, and where the convening and catalytic roles we play can foster coalitions that, collectively, have a greater ability to deliver more effective development actions.

A partnership at many levels: CARE and WorldFish

A story of partnership from WorldFish and CARE, for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) theme P - Partnerships.
 
Since the 1940s, the humanitarian organization, CARE, has been a key player on the world development stage. CARE’s work ranges from the delivery of humanitarian assistance amid times of crisis, to more on-going support to build community resilience and development capacity. CARE began working with WorldFish in a number of projects to improve livelihoods in developing countries. CARE and WorldFish both share a determination to alleviate poverty in vulnerable communities, and this mutual goal has fostered a productive partnership in countries including Bangladesh and Egypt and now with the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS).

Building capacity to better attend to the development needs in aquatic agricultural systems

Fisheries, agriculture and forestry play a critical role in supporting the livelihoods of many communities in the Philippines. The government and the development community recognize the potential of aquatic agricultural systems  to reduce poverty; however, a clearer understanding of the complexities of these systems and the communities who depend on them is needed to harness their full value. In response to this need, the Aquatic Agriculture Systems Capacity Building Project aims to enhance the capacities of the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) and Philippine research partners in understanding aquatic agricultural systems  and their development challenges.
 

New tools reveal crucial role of fisheries in Cambodia

Better tools to address the inextricable links between land, water resources, fisheries and livelihoods have been developed, adopted and adapted to manage the resources in the Tonle Sap wetlands of Cambodia. 

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