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.