Explore our database of projects transforming aquatic food systems for healthy people and the planet.

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Illuminating Hidden Harvests

Research to raise awareness of small-scale fisheries Vital for food and livelihoods Small-scale fisheries provide livelihoods for…

Food security, Blue growth

Egypt

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Increased sustainability in the aquaculture sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, through improved aquatic a…

*/ African aquaculture is growing rapidly. Tilapia and catfish are the two most important farmed fish species in Africa. Additiona…

Bangladesh

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Harnessing machine learning to estimate aquaculture production and value chain performance in Bangla…

Digital technologies are undergoing a revolution. Machine learning, remote sensing, smartphones, mobile internet, social media, and…

Bangladesh

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Suchana: Ending the cycle of undernutrition in Bangladesh

Many poverty-stricken families and communities in Sylhet and Moulavibazar districts of Bangladesh are suffering from chronic malnutr…

Zambia

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Zambia - Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project

The Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project stimulates a viable aquaculture sub-sector in Zambia to promote economic diversificat…

Vanuatu

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Strengthening and scaling community-based approaches to Pacific coastal fisheries management in supp…

In the small island developing states of the Pacific, catching, trading, and eating fish are central to the way of life and local an…

Bangladesh

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Aquaculture: increasing income, diversifying diets, and empowering women in Bangladesh and Nigeria

The “Aquaculture: Increasing income, diversifying diets and empowering women in Bangladesh and Nigeria” project aims to enhance the…

Cambodia

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Feed the Future Cambodia Rice Field Fisheries II

Rice field fisheries (RFF) are the fishing done in and around rice fields particularly during the flood season and are a vital sourc…

Timor-Leste

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Partnership for Aquaculture Development in Timor-Leste (PADTL) Phase 2

The Government of Timor-Leste is committed to developing aquaculture to improve the country’s food and nutrition security while enha…

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Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program is funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other a…

Malawi

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AFDB-Sustainable Capture Fisheries ,Aquaculture Development and WaterShed Management Project

The “Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture Development and Watershed Development Project” consists of four components which include:…

Solomon Islands

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Enhancing livelihoods while governing marine resources in Pacific Island countries

Poverty, vulnerability, and inequality persist in many sectors of Pacific Island society. Women, men, and youth often have limited o…

Cambodia

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Mekong fisheries conservation: Strengthening capacity and governance project

This project uses a unique village-led research and education approach to establish community-based learning hubs that empower villa…

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Aquaculture Technical, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship Training for Improved Private Sector and Sma…

The project aims to help the Government of the Republic of Zambia and global stakeholders improving the skills of the workforce by p…

Zambia

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Building capacity, coordination and communication for collective action on small scale fisheries

While community service organization (CSO) engagement has been a strong feature of participatory research by WorldFish across focal…

India

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Fisheries and Animal Resources Development (Program with Department of Fisheries, Odisha)

In Odisha, India about 45% of children under five are stunted or chronically malnourished and 41% are underweight. About 19.5% of ch…

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Gender assessment in the Fisheries sector in the Solomon Islands

This activity is in line with the Solomon Islands national gender equality and women’s development policy and is a requirement under…

Myanmar

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Scaling systems and partnerships for accelerating the adoption of improved tilapia strains by small-…

Global demand for seafood continues to rise and is driven by population growth, higher incomes, urbanization and increasing preferen…

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Scaling innovative, nutrition-sensitive fisheries technologies and integrated approaches through par…

This project goes beyond the specific role of fish in improving food and nutrition security in the state of Odisha. A core vision of…

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Advancing Climate Smart Aquaculture Technologies (ACliSAT)

The project will increase adoption of efficient aquaculture technologies in arid areas, improve engagement of women and youth in pro…

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Empowering Women Fish Retailers (EWFIRE)

The project will focus on making fish retailing more profitable by empowering women through technical training, market engagement an…

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Evaluating Costs and Benefits of Prophylactic Health Products and Novel Alternatives on Smallholder…

This study will rigorously assess the costs and benefits of commercial and/or novel PHPs for small-scale intensive farmers under lab…

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Suchana: Ending the Cycle of Undernutrition in Bangladesh

WorldFish is mainly leading the fisheries and aquaculture component of Suchana program comprising aquaculture and fisheries technolo…

Bangladesh

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Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture Activity

Fish is the second-most important food group (after rice) in Bangladesh, providing 60 percent of animal protein consumption and a ke…

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Enhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh - EcoFish Phase I

Enhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh (ECOFISHBD) is a five-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International…

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Haor Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project (HILIP)

The project has been covering the poor households living in the Haor basin, having less than 2.5 acres of land. HILIP also covers sm…

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Fisheries as an option for improving livelihood, consumption and income for SAPLING poor beneficiary…

This is a detailed proposal of the above titled Technical Partnership submitted by WorldFish to SAPLING project, HKI for funding to…

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Promoting sustainable growth of aquaculture in Myanmar to improve food security and income for commu…

The project MYFish-Culture (MYFC) seeks to promote the sustainable growth of aquaculture in the Ayeyarwady Delta (Delta) and suitabl…

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Improving the production, nutrition and market values of small-scale aquaculture in Myanmar's S…

MYSAP aims to contribute to poverty reduction and improved food security and nutrition in selected areas of Myanmar. The main object…

India

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Assam Agribusiness & Rural Transformation (APART)

In the Indian state of Assam, capture fisheries and aquaculture provide livelihoods for thousands of rural households, who are direc…

Cambodia

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Managing Aquatic Agricultural Systems to Improve Nutrition and Livelihoods in Selected Asian and Afr…

The nutrition-sensitive fish agri-food systems approach was first introduced in Bangladesh, whereby innovative technologies for the…

Myanmar

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MYFish Phase II:Improving fishery management in support of better governance of Myanmar’s inland and…

The Myanmar fisheries sector is vital for national food security, income generation, and export earnings and is experiencing increas…

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The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA)

The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) is the first step towards the development of an integrated Ayeyarwady River Basi…

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Gold Standard Plus for Commercial Pond Aquaculture

The Gold Standard Plus for Commercial Pond Culture is a 2 year project whose overall objective is to support the development of Mala…

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Abbassa Facilities

Africa Aquaculture Research and Training Center (AARTC) is a regional center of excellence for genetics research, training in best m…

Timor-Leste

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Fisheries Sector Support Program 2 (FSSP2)

This project implements the national fisheries strategy in Timor-Leste to improve coastal community livelihoods through sustainable…

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Fish For Livelihoods

In October 2019, USAID awarded the Fish for Livelihoods (F4L) activity for 2019-2024. The project focuses on improving the nutrition…

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Inspire Winner Scale Up Runner Up 2019: An integrated data pipeline for small-scale fisheries

This innovation enables near-real time data collection and monitoring of small-scale fisheries. In this second phase, the innovation…

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Promoting Sustainable Cage Aquaculture in West Africa (ProSCaWA)

The focus of this project is on promoting cage culture in West Africa through Sino-Afro exchange of knowledge and public-private par…

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Introducing Circularity Through Climate-Smart Aquaculture in Bangladesh (Artemia4Bangladesh)

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated and climate vulnerable countries in the world. 95% of the 1.7 million metric tons of…

Pioneering the Gender Transformative Approach

International development programs and organizations are increasingly aware of gender disparities in food systems. Yet there is grow…

innovation

Rapid genomic detection of aquaculture pathogens

Aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing food sector and is recognized for its potential to alleviate poverty and hunger in small-…

innovation

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT)

For nearly 30 years, Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) have benefitted millions across the world with their fast growth. A…

innovation

Timor-Leste

PeskAAS - Automated Analytics System for Small Scale Fisheries in Timor-Leste

PeskAAS is one of the most sophisticated data collection systems for small-scale fisheries in the world. The open-source online dash…

innovation