Data collection and metadata are becoming more important to business decisions. It is an essential tool for preserving the organization's legacy, facilitate digital preservation and scholarly communication as well as boosting the outreach of knowledge materials. Comprehensive metadata that contains all key information on research data can be reused for other purposes and over the longer term.
Irrigated agriculture and maintaining inland capture fisheries are both essential for food and nutrition security in Myanmar. However, irrigated agriculture through water control infrastructure, such as sluices or barrages, weirs and regulators, creates physical barriers that block migration routes of important fish species.
The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between WorldFish and Federal University of Technology, Akure took place on the 26 June 2019 in Nigeria. The MoU signing ceremony was signed by Prof. Joseph Fuwape, FUTA Vice Chancellor and Dr. Johnstone Gareth, WorldFish Director General.
Climate variability has a profound influence on fisheries and agriculture in South Asia. CaFFSA will innovate in the delivery of climate services to 330,000 farm households in India (Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states) and 150,000 fish farming households in Odisha and Bangladesh (Barisal, Sylhet and Khulna divisions). Timely, reliable and contextualized climate information will profoundly change the climate risk equation in sectors that underpin the food security of millions. The project will build on the existing expertise of CGIAR and partnerships with national agencies, agricultural service and credit institutions to design and deliver scalable products, with an aim to reach more than 600,000 people by 2021.
This work was implemented as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which is carried out with support from CGIAR Fund Donors and through bilateral funding agreements. This project is led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
In collaboration with the Oak Foundation, WorldFish will be hosting Towards resilient and equitable smallscale fisheries meeting from 3rd to 5th September 2019 in WorldFish headquarters, Penang.
Strengthening The Science-Policy Nexus
Capacity Development (CD) is one of the key enablers of the impact pathways for the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-food systems (FISH) and one of the key performance indicators for the program’s success. The global trend in agricultural research and innovation fora is to strengthen the focus on CD as necessary for realizing the impact on the ground.
Tilapia is the world’s second most important farmed fish. Spanning nearly three decades, pioneering selective fish breeding and genetic improvement programs in WorldFish that began in 1988 led to the development of improved tilapia strains, which have been widely disseminated to small holders across the world. WorldFish and partners have played a central role in producing improved strains of Oreochromis niloticus in Asia (GIFT strain), Egypt (Abbassa strain), Ghana (Akosombo strain) and Malawi (Oreochromis shiranus strain).
The triennial World Irrigation Forum (WIF) aims to bring together all the stakeholders involved in irrigation of multi-disciplines and all scales, including the policymakers, experts, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and farmers.