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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. 

SPRING and WorldFish to work together towards improved nutritional health in Bangladesh

WorldFish and SPRING Bangladesh signed a Letter of Collaboration (LOC) on Wednesday 08 August, signifying their commitment to work together to improve the nutritional status of women and young children in the Barisal and Khulna divisions. The collaboration will help promote the consumption and sale of nutrient-rich small fish species and seasonal vegetables, and will benefit close to 72,000 households from 12 upazils in the divisions.

MOU signed for development of sustainable aquaculture

Source: The Financial Express
 
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in the city Monday between WorldFish and Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) for persuasion of joint activities for the growth of sustainable aquaculture, reports BSS.
 
Under this MoU, joint promotional activities including holding meetings, dialogues, conferences, research, demonstrations and advocacy initiatives, would be made to develop natural fishes and shrimp seed conservation in Bangladesh.

Workshop on Promoting Fisheries activities at Khulna

Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD) project funded by USAID has been implementing in southern Bangladesh. Today 25 June, 2012 WorldFish organized a day long workshop on “Promoting CSISA-BD activities (Fisheries Sector) , Achievements and Experiences to Stakeholders” at CSS AVA Center, Khulna.

Adding fish to the mix: Diversifying agriculture for improved productivity

Bangladesh is a densely populated country facing increasing food security issues. Although the country has shown remarkable growth in agricultural production over the past 30 years, it has not yet achieved self-sufficiency in food production and is a net importer of rice (occasionally) and of maize and wheat (frequently). “The dietary intake of both children and adults is severely deficient in key vitamins and minerals.

Building Partnerships for Poverty Alleviation

WorldFish is working with partners in the Mekong Region to support a new alliance of regional and local partners that will contribute towards sustainable wetlands management that benefit the poor. This project supports the Wetlands Alliance, an extensive network of organizations—government, civil and NGOs—actively engaged in developing innovative solutions to poverty alleviation.
 

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