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
Photo of Greenlandic man processing Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in Qeqertarsuatsiaat, Greenland. Photo by Hunter T. Snyder.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 (FAO), Duke University and WorldFish. When released in 2021, the study will provide one of the … Read the rest
Feed the Future Cambodia - Rice Field Fisheries Phase II. View of the rice field and pond system. Photo by Fani Llauradó for WorldFish Cambodia, 2018.Designs on ancient Chinese pottery show us that integrated production of rice and fish in the same space is at least 2000 years old. Today, in a world where modern agricultural systems simultaneously fail to deliver nutritional benefits for huge … Read the rest
Dr. Kafayat Fakoya (left) with Dr. Meryl Williams, chair of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS) of the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS).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
The role of aquatic food systems in Bangladesh is wide. Climate services can support more climate-resilient decisions among local fishermen and fish workers. Photo by Balaram Mahalder, 2010.Climate-smart innovations are urgently needed to help poor and vulnerable aquatic food system actors withstand climate-shocks in Bangladesh, said WorldFish climate change researcher Peerzadi Rumana Hossain at a virtual roundtable in late August. As an affordable source of protein, fish … Read the rest
With small improvements in practices aquaculture could boost productivity, food and nutrition security of small-scale fish farmers. The photo was taken in Shwebo Township by Lizeth Tatiana Casagua Diaz, 2019.Myanmar is one of the largest fish producers in the world. The country ranks among the largest global inland aquaculture producers. With increased understanding and investment in sustainable development, Myanmar’s aquaculture sector has the potential to reduce poverty and contribute … Read the rest
Emerging scientist, Bethany Smith.Bethany Smith is a junior researcher working remotely from Australia for the WorldFish Myanmar team. She started working with WorldFish initially on a 3-month student internship funded by the ACIAR agribusiness scholarship supported by WorldFish and the Livelihoods Lab. … Read the rest
Small micro-nutrient rich fish harvested from household ponds in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo by Neil Palmer.Currently, 2 billion people around the world lack access to diverse, nutritious, and safe diets that can sustain healthy, active lives. A number that is expected to increase sharply because of COVID-19. These numbers represent our unhealthy and unsustainable … Read the rest

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