Aswan, home of Lake Nasser, has one of the highest unemployment rates in Upper Egypt. In the wake of Egypt’s 2011 uprising, governorates like Aswan that were heavily reliant on tourism suffered economic hardships, further exacerbating the persistent unemployment problem.
Today, people around the world are celebrating the International Day of Rural Women, which recognizes the invaluable contribution of rural women to the sustainability, food security and wellbeing of rural communities. To mark the day, we created and invite you to watch our video tribute to rural women in fisheries and aquaculture.
Shakuntala Thilsted, WorldFish’s Program Leader, Value Chains and Nutrition, explains how fish can be integrated into agricultural production systems – such as rice systems in Asia – to make up the foods needed in a nutritious diet.
Senior officials and aquaculture advisors from Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources visited Timor-Leste in April 2018 to learn about WorldFish’s aquaculture activities, including genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) seed production and dissemination.