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Fishing for solutions to malnutrition in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, where half the population lives below the poverty line, a UN-funded programme has been working with farmers to breed nutrient-dense small fish for communities.

Access to innovations transforms the lives of women fish processors

Moving along the shores of Lake Chilwa in Malawi selling cooked cassava and fritters was once a typical day for 30-year-old Ida Likhomo.

Tonle Sap scoping report

The scoping mission team was composed of 14 people representing research institutions (RUPP), government (FiA, IFReDI), NGOs (ANKO, ADIC) and CGIAR institutions (WorldFish and Bioversity).

Can aquaculture benefit the extreme poor?

The Adivasi Fisheries Project, aimed at diversifying livelihood options for resource-poor Adivasi (ethnic) communities in the North and Northwest of Bangladesh, was implemented during 2007–9.
 

Improved fish seeds and skills changed the business of Mosaref

Fourteen years ago Md. Mosaref Sikdar launched his carp nursery on a 60 decimal pond. He worked without prior knowledge or external assistance of any kind. His trial-and-error methods have taught him a lot, and at times cost him too much.

Milt preservation technique doubles fish hatchery production

In the southern region of Bangladesh, hatchery owners are collecting breeder fish from other hatcheries and rivers to breed and maintain brood stock improvement activity. Transportation of large size breeders is expensive and tropical climate causes high mortality during transportation.

New skill with determination changed Lalita’s life

Lalita Bala is learning music from a professional singer. It was a long cherished desire she could not realize, being the daughter of a poor farmer and married when she was only 15. Now 25 years old, she is a mother of a 5-year-old child.

Timor-Leste national aquaculture development strategy 2012-2030

The Timor-Leste National Aquaculture Development Strategy (2012–2030) provides a framework for future responsible development of the aquaculture sector in the country. The strategy is anchored to the underlying principles of combating widespread poverty and malnutrition and for effective ecosystem management in the country.

Feed the Future Aquaculture technology and inputs change the life of Pagol Sen

Development and growth of commercially profitable white fish culture in Bangladesh have been precarious. Many individual operations have failed or are struggling due to lack of proper technology and management practices, and quality inputs.

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