Emerging research methods and technologies that empower and benefit women are helping to close the gender gap in fisheries and aquaculture. But more needs to be done to ensure women are heard, counted and empowered in policy and decision-making arenas.

In Solomon Islands, where coastal resource decline and environmental degradation are increasingly putting livelihoods and food security at risk, community-based resource management (CBRM) is the main strategy for managing coastal fisheries.

The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries were the first sector-specific international guidelines to involve a participatory process, whereby stakeholders interacted as part of a voyage of struggle, empathy and support.

In a first-time trial, small-scale fish farmers in Tonkolili District have accessed loans to buy inputs for their fish farms, enabling them to grow their businesses, increase profits and boost household consumption of fish.

After a period of decline, world hunger and malnutrition are on the rise again. Factors including conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change and economic slowdown are reversing earlier progress.

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 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.