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Capacitating Farmers and Fishers to Manage Climate Risks in South Asia (CaFFSA)

Climate variability has a profound influence on fisheries and agriculture in South Asia, including the service industry and value chains. Progress in weather and sub-seasonal/seasonal forecasting has significantly increased the information available. Yet ...

Type: Publication

Capacitating Farmers and Fishers to Manage Climate Risks in South Asia (CaFFSA)

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 ...

Type: Project

Advancing Climate Smart Aquaculture Technologies (ACliSAT)

Although about 43% of the African continent is considered arid and water-poor, it supports the livelihoods of nearly 485 million people. This part of the continent is largely ignored as having potential for aquaculture development, but it has underground ...

Type: Project

Special events: IRRI-IWMI-WorldFish five-year tripartite agreement

Three CGIAR Centers come together on research collaboration in accelerating the global food system transformation aligned with the CGIAR 2030 Plan.

Leaders from International Rice Research Institute, International Water Management Institute and WorldFish signed a five-year tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, 9th April 2019.

Through this agreements and collaborations, the centers aim to address future sustainability not on single technology but through intersection around food system particularly in Southeast Asia where rice, water, and fish have a direct impact on the livelihood of the farmer but also managing the environmental impact.

WorldFish Director General Dr. Gareth Johnstone shared that the multi-agency partnership provides a strategic push for wider research, promotion, and implementation of integrated rice-fish systems and builds on previous successes of WorldFish and its partners.

Read more on IRRI, WorldFish, and IWMI commit to a food system transformation in Southeast Asia here.

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Los Banos Laguna
Philippines
Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Our Ocean 2019

Learning, Sharing, Acting

The oceans are under threat from the effects of climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity and unsustainable use. Our future depends on clean and healthy oceans, where production and protection go hand in hand. At the sixth Our Ocean conference, to be held in Oslo in October, it will highlight the importance of knowledge as the basis of human actions and policies to ensure sustainable future economic growth.

Area of Action

Within the six Areas of Action below, the Our Ocean conference is seeking solutions through policy, governance, technology and finance:

  • Marine Protected Areas and Other Area-Based Management Measures
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Marine pollution
  • Sustainable blue economy
  • Maritime security
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Oslo
Norway
Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to Thursday, October 24, 2019
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The 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture 2019

Transforming food systems under a changing climate

Agricultural development can be slow and uneven, often not reaching the people who are most vulnerable and in pockets of deep, entrenched poverty. It is further hindered by climate change, which disproportionally affects agriculture and threatens the achievement of SDG targets on food security and poverty.

To achieve food security, increase productivity, alleviate poverty among rural communities, build resilience to climate change and other stresses, and reduce agricultural emissions, a complete transformation in agriculture is needed over the next decade, going beyond business as usual and piecemeal short-term projects.

The Climate-Smart conference aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To mobilize the knowledge needed for food systems transformation under climate change.
  • To catalyze the partnerships needed for transformation, bringing together all key stakeholders, from scientists, policymakers, investors and farmers.

WorldFish in partnership with Stockholm Resilience Centre and Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics will be organizing a Seminar on "Blue solutions fish and the transformation of climate-smart food systems" on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 (Day 2) from 5 pm to 6.30 pm. The seminar will bring together different stakeholders and perspectives on the role of fish in the transformation of food systems. Fish are rich in micronutrients and have great potential to be climate-smart. Many species can be grown on agricultural and/or livestock byproducts, and thereby recycle nutrients and contribute to a circular economy. It is increasingly clear that fish and other aquatic products have an important, but largely unrecognized, role within global food system transformation.

Dr. Micheal Phillips, WorldFish Director of Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences and Dr. Patrik Henriksson, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics and Stockholm Resilience Centre​ Postdoctoral Researcher will be discussing the futures scenarios for the future growth of fisheries and aquaculture, practical experiences in the application of fish solutions to climate-smart agriculture and adaptation at farm and landscape levels, best practices of tools and data for enabling fish solutions in food systems transformation.

Since the term climate-smart agriculture (CSA) was coined in 2010, the biannual global science conferences on CSA have emerged as the key global forum for the scientific exchange to underpin CSA implementation.

For more details, please refer to the Climate-Smart Conference Program Overview.

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Bali
Indonesia
Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 to Thursday, October 10, 2019
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3rd World Irrigation Forum

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. It provide a platform for the world irrigation community and interested development professionals to find solutions to problems plaguing the irrigated agriculture, in time of depleting freshwater resources as a result of global warming and climate change.

The World Irrigation Forum stimulates and promotes multidisciplinary discussions towards sustainable solution to water management in agriculture through:

  • Exchange of latest irrigation and drainage policies, practices, innovations and technologies;
  • Exploring and formulating concrete inter-disciplinary proposals;
  • Development of liaison/ collaboration among various national/ international institutions/ organizations/ private sector working for irrigated agriculture; and
  • Advocacy for political commitments
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Bali
Indonesia
Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019
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WorldFish appoints Dr. Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio to board

WorldFish is pleased to welcome Dr. Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio to its Board of Trustees. She joins Director General Gareth Johnstone, Board Chair Yvonne Pinto and six other members in providing strategic direction and effective governance and leadership ...

Type: Story

Building adaptive capacity to climate change; approaches applied in five diverse fisheries settings

Climate change poses a range of risks to coastal and inland rural communities in the global tropics. People living within these communities depend directly on physical and natural environments for income, food and their way of life. Development agencies, ...

Type: Publication

Carrots and sticks: How incentives are conserving the hilsa fishery in Myanmar

Climate change Conservation hilsa Myanmar Overfishing Sustainability Small-scale fisheries Incentive-based fisheries management in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Delta is helping to protect fish stocks, safeguard biodiversity and support the livelihoods of ...

Type: Story

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