The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the market, trade and supply chains limiting food accessibility and affordability. This has been felt hardest in low- and middle-income countries already facing food insecurity. With an additional 130 million people at risk … Read the rest
Innovative research in the Southeast Asian island nation of Timor-Leste has obtained data to help close the gender gap and provide food security for the local community. In October 2018, Leocaldia de Araujo, a fisherwoman from a village of 300 … Read the rest
Employing a systems approach to build the resilience of all actors in aquatic food systems is essential to tackle the double-threat of climate change and COVID-19, said experts during a virtual dialogue hosted by WorldFish. Aquatic foods play an important … Read the rest
WorldFish’s Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition Shakuntala Thilsted was selected as Vice-chair of the Advancing Equitable Livelihoods Action Track at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021. Photo by Neil Palmer, WorldFish.WorldFish’s Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition Shakuntala Thilsted was appointed a top role at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.   Thilsted was named Vice-chair of the summit’s Advancing Equitable Livelihoods Action Track by the Special Envoy for the … Read the rest
Coastal fishing. Photo by Cambria Finegold, 2010.We are all ocean people, whether we live by the sea or not. Life on our planet arose from the oceans and over time the deep relations between humans and the sea have shaped our histories and cultures.   Covering over … Read the rest
Field testing of the value chain assessment tool, Oyo State. Photo by Sunil Siriwardena.Nigeria is now one of Africa’s largest aquaculture producers with catfish (Clarias spp. and Heterobranchus spp.) and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) being the dominant farmed fish. Fish demand and aquaculture will grow substantially in the coming years, yet … Read the rest
"Fish" sticks made entirely from plant-based substitutes. Photo by Novish.Seafood, including aquatic animals, like fish and crustaceans, and plants such as seaweeds, are crucial to the food, nutrition, and economic security of an increasing number of people around the world. As the demand for aquatic foods grows rapidly, the … Read the rest
Fish smoking near the Tonle Sap lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo by Neil Palmer.The role of aquatic foods in COVID-19 recovery and the sustainable food system transformation demands more attention in global research agendas, said a panel of high-level agriculture for development experts at a virtual dialogue, hosted by WorldFish on 29 … Read the rest
Coastal storm aftermath- denuded palm trees. Sea level rise and increased frequency and severity of floods and storms will make some low-lying coastal areas uninhabitable. Photo by Helen Leitch.Marine and freshwater resources provide a lifeline for millions of impoverished people around the world. Aquatic foods through fisheries, aquaculture and related value chains are central to the nutrition and livelihoods of up to 800 million people and provide a … Read the rest
Aung Kyaw with fish from his pond. Photo by Majken Schmidt Søgaard.Small–scale aquaculture is a vital source of food and income in Myanmar. At present, it accounts for 20 percent of fish consumed, however, researchers believe with better practices it could contribute much more.   Modest improvements to the productivity … Read the rest

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