Enable sustainable increases in livelihoods from aquaculture production without creating adverse socio-economic or environmental impacts.

Secure and enhance the contribution of small-scale fisheries to poverty reduction and food security in priority geographies.

Increase the availability, access and consumption of nutrient-rich, safe fish, especially for women of reproductive age, infants and young children.

Do women or men in the Barotse floodplain in Zambia experience higher post harvest fish losses? Why? And what’s the impact – both financially and physically to the fish? The answers to these questions, shown in this presentation, are helping WorldFish design and test appropriate innovations, including ways to overcome harmful norms, behaviours and power relations in the post harvest losses context.

Studies show that gender gaps in access to agricultural assets and resources undermines agricultural performance. Understanding these gender equalities, their underlying factors, and strategies for and factors contributing to women’s empowerment, is needed to help design appropriate interventions. This presentation shows the results of a study in Bangladesh that looked at these factors to further understand how women are empowered or disempowered by their engagement in aquaculture.