Fish and other aquatic foods offer a life-changing opportunity for the hundreds of millions of undernourished people around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Photo by Neil Palmer. fishGlobal policymakers and development funders have been urged to think of fish and other aquatic species as a critical solution to food insecurity, and not just as a natural resource that supports livelihoods, in a newly-published paper by a group of multidisciplinary experts. 
Daw Ng Sheng Phoo in her backyard garden. After learning about the benefits of a diverse diet Sheng Phoo has increased her production and consumption of diverse, nutritious fish and vegetables. Photo supplied by Sheng Phoo.Looking at aquaculture through a nutrition lens is leading production and dietary shifts toward diverse, nutritious fish and vegetables for women and their families in inland Myanmar. For Daw Ng Sheng Phoo, a 42-year-old mother and fish farmer, small fish … Read the rest
New aquaria installed at NRDC for aquaculture research. Tabitha Mulilo/WorldFishAquaculture is currently the main consumer of global fishmeal production. Sustainability concerns inherent to fishmeal production for aquaculture include the overexploitation of some fish stocks and the use of small pelagic fish that are important human food to produce food … Read the rest
Ripon on his farm. Submitted by M. Mahfujul Haque and Ben BeltonThe COVID-19 pandemic has impacted tremendously every aspect of the economy in Bangladesh, including aquaculture. The entire aquaculture supply chain and marketing system is facing multiple challenges. Many fish farmers have reduced their activities due to low demand and uncertainty. … Read the rest
Inland fisheries are a primary source of livelihoods as well as food and nutrition security for many in low- and middle-income countries. Photo by Fani Llauradó for Worldfish Cambodia, 2018.A new set of guidelines provides practical guidance on the integration of irrigation systems with fisheries in a bid to boost resilient and productive food systems in Asia and Africa. Inland fisheries are a primary source of livelihoods as well … Read the rest
Small-scale household fish ponds, even as small as 15 m2, provide fresh fish that improves family nutrition and income. Photo by Michael Akester, 2018.A new mobile application is delivering crucial aquaculture information to small-scale fish farmers who have restricted access to extension services due to lockdown measures in Myanmar. The Shwe Ngar app, which was developed by WorldFish and partners with funding from … Read the rest
Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH): The contribution of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development is a collaborative study led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Duke University and WorldFish. In this series, we profile some of the more than 300 experts … Read the rest
Establishment of IAA plots by Tiyese Farmer Field School (FFS) members. Photo by Joseph Nagoli/Meriam PhiriIn Malawi, land and aquatic food systems engage 80 percent of the population playing a key role in food security, employment and economic growth. However, the increasing impacts of climate change are threatening the productivity of small-scale producers. Increased temperatures … Read the rest
A mother and child tasting the noodles with dried small fish powder mixture. Photo by Nge Nge Lwin & FedWell Foods. As the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need for nutritious diets, efforts to promote dried small fish powder is offering an opportunity for accessible and acceptable forms of micronutrients needed to boost the health of young … Read the rest
President of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, visited the Gleno Hatchery. Photo by Joctan Lopes, 2020.The President of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, visited the Gleno hatchery last week, learning firsthand how high-quality Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) fingerlings are being produced and distributed nationwide. During the visit on 18 November 2020, the president spoke … Read the rest

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