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.
In the face of rising fish production costs such as feed and land rental, Egyptian farmers are looking for innovative and sustainable ways to ensure higher productivity and profitability.
As the world progresses towards an uncertain future, the assumptions we have are incredibly important to consider. Join Cynthia McDougall in an exploration of Zero Sum situations where one must lose for another to gain in the areas of gender equality, and how the future changes everything.
WorldFish scientists worked with Save the Children, as part of the Rice Field Fisheries project, on implementing their NOURISH project to promote fish powder for children’s nutrition. NOURISH created a series of short films for television, one of which deals with covers a range of child care and feeding practices – including fish powder. View the TV Spot here.
Gareth Johnstone, the Director General of WorldFish, took time out to talk about International Women’s Day and gender in the Center.
The Mekong River in Cambodia’s Stung Treng Province has been designated a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It is a unique environment, with deep pools that harbor young fish and seasonally flooded forests where numerous species of fish go to spawn.
In the young half-island nation of Timor-Leste, fisheries are small-scale and have low catch rates, meaning fish is an underexploited source of nutrition and protein that can help combat the country’s high rate of malnutrition.
By 2025, African governments hope that 40% of the total fish consumed in Africa will be met by aquaculture. Ongoing research and training provided by the WorldFish-run Africa Aquaculture Research and Training Center in Egypt will be critical to achieving this goal. Since opening in 1998, the center has developed a faster-growing strain of Nile tilapia and trained over 1690 individuals from 105 countries in aquaculture techniques.