FishTrade is a pan-African project that aims to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. In this edition of the WorldFish podcast we are joined by project leader Sloans Chimatiro calling from Malawi to tell us more about this European Union funded project.

WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. Globally, more than one billion people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and approximately 800 million depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods.

The USAID-funded Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) project aims to improve household income and nutrition and create employment opportunities through investments in aquaculture, including fish production.

Community members and leaders in the coastal districts of Atauro and Batugade in Timor-Leste learn how to protect their livelihoods against climate change by using community-based adaptation processes.

 

The traditional diet in Solomon Islands used to consist of fish and locally grown vegetables. However, this has changed in recent decades with today’s diet characterized by large amounts of carbohydrate staples and a heavily reliance on imported, processed food. 

More than 80% of Solomon Islanders live in coastal communities, where fisheries and marine resources are critical sources of food, nutrition and income. To replenish dwindling fish stocks and ensure plentiful supplies for future generations, communities are developing fisheries management plans to control the use of marine resources.

Coastal communities in Malaita, Solomon Islands are leading training workshops to teach participants how to replant mangroves and corals. These critical ecosystems provide breeding grounds and habitats for marine fish and other aquatic animals that support the livelihoods of thousands of subsistence fishers and their families.

Despite evidence that sea cucumber is often harvested from the Pacific at an unsustainable rate, a new study has found that Chinese market demand for this revered delicacy remains strong and under weak regulation. In this edition of the WorldFish podcast, WorldFish scientist Hampus Eriksson explains the importance of sea cucumber for Pacific communities and discusses conservation measures to protect these species for future generations.

The project aims at helping the provincial authorities and community affected by the Lower Sesan 2 Hydropower Dam in northeast Cambodia to actively engage in the resettlement planning process for a better future.

International Women's Day is a key moment to reflect on the underlying causes of gender inequalities that restrict the lives and livelihoods of rural women. WorldFish Gender Scientist, Steven Cole, explains the importance of engaging men and boys as advocates and stakeholders in interventions that aim to improve gender equality.

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