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

In Tanzania, illegal and destructive fishing practices threaten environmental sustainability and the livelihoods of small-scale fishers. The future of several communities reliant on fisheries depends on finding a more effective ways of managing natural resources. WorldFish collaborated with local partners to educate fishers on the dangers of destructive fishing practices to help secure a healthy ocean for future generations.

With our global population projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, aquaculture will need to more than double from today’s level in order to satisfy the growing demand for fish. WorldFish Director of Aquaculture and Genetics, Dr. Michael Phillips, explains the benefits, and the risks, of intensifying aquaculture.

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