Rice-fish systems are common in many South and Southeast Asian countries as well as some areas of Africa. A week-long visit to Bangladesh by delegation from Cambodia offered participants opportunity to share challenges and successes around these systems.
WorldFish research shows that sustainable management and good governance by community members can increase the productivity and diversity of rice field fisheries, which are a vital source of food for rural Cambodians.
WorldFish analysis of fish value chains reduces losses and improves the availability, accessibility and affordability of nutritious fish for poor consumers.
WorldFish research improves the resilience and productivity of small-scale fisheries, a critical source of food for people in developing countries.
WorldFish’s sustainable aquaculture research focuses on enhancing production efficiency and sustainability via the use of selectively bred, high-health fish reared in gender-inclusive production systems with low environmental footprints.
“This annual report highlights some of our key achievements over the past year as we progress towards our impact targets.” Gareth Johnstone, Director General.
8 March is International Women’s Day. Click on the image to join WorldFish in marking the day.
WorldFish through the CGIAR Research Program FISH is supporting small-scale fish farmers, enabling the fast-growing aquaculture sector to create jobs and boost the health and incomes of the poor.
Poor households in Sylhet division are being trained and supported to grow fish and vegetables on their homesteads, which is helping to combat widespread undernutrition by boosting consumption of nutritious food and increasing household income.
As part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish (FISH), WorldFish is teaching rural households in Myanmar to grow micronutrient-rich small fish alongside carp—an approach that research shows can boost consumption of fish and impact on nutrition outcomes.