The Ramsar site in Stung Treng province, Cambodia is home to more than 10,000 people from 21 villages as well as significant numbers of seasonal fishers who came to the area following the annual fish migrations. Despite richness of the biodiversity in the area, there is widespread poverty and food insecurity. Over exploitation of natural resources, the use of destructive fishing methods and upstream development of hydropower dams have reduced biodiversity and impacted the livelihoods of the people living in the area.
A slideshow about WorldFish in Africa.
Gender inequality doesn’t make sense on any level. Promoting gender equality can reduce extreme poverty and hunger and boost shared prosperity for girls and boys, women and men, around the world.
For agricultural research to have development impact, farmers should be involved in the process as co-researchers. A new study shows that when farmers are in-charge of innovation and research, it can lead to lasting change on many levels.
The Climate Smart Farm Project tested a range of possible adaptations to climate variability and change in southwest Bangladesh. One such adaptation is a cyclone and flooding resistant home designed to reduce the loss of food and income in a storm's aftermath - stopping a natural hazard from becoming a natural disaster.
Women fish retailers in Egypt are often forced to pay unofficial fees for their roadside market stalls. Exposure to the elements affects the women’s health and causes their produce to spoil, limiting their income. An interactive theatre project has helped boost the confidence and ability of these women to lobby their local government for retail licenses to protect their safety and rights as workers.
A new report by WorldFish and the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies proves conclusively that growth in aquaculture has led to greater fish consumption among the poorest consumers in Bangladesh.
Villagers around Lake Victoria face declining resources. Increasing competition over fish resources has the potential to immobilize the fisheries management process. A WorldFish led dialogue process called "Collaborating for Resilience" helped spur community-led actions linking public health, sanitation and environmental conservation - and how that social innovation is spreading. Find out more at http://coresilience.org
Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most productive freshwater ecosystems in the world. Fishery reforms provided new opportunities for co-management -- but also posed many new challenges. Community-led initiatives, in cooperation with WorldFish have successfully influenced national policy and launched innovations to improve resource conservation and local livelihoods. Find out more at http://coresilience.org
In Zambia, villagers along the shores of Lake Kariba face conflicts over the use of natural resources. Amid rising competition among different users, the Zambian government worked with WorldFish and local partners to facilitate a multi-stakeholder dialogue process called 'Collaborating for Resilience' to address the root causes of the conflict. Find out more at http://coresilience.org