Interactive Webinar: Virtual Stakeholder Consultations in 3 Asian Mega-Deltas

IRRI together with WorldFish and other global partners are hosting the Virtual Stakeholder Consultations on CGIAR Research Program in 3 Mega-Deltas. As per the title, this virtual stakeholder consultation event will be separated into three unique Delta-specific themes, namely Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, Mekong Delta, and Ayeyarwady Delta, to articulate and advance a 2030 vision for the Asian Mega-Deltas.

Aquaculture: Increasing income, diversifying diets, and empowering women in Bangladesh

The project Aquaculture: Increasing Income, Diversifying Diets, and Empowering Women in Bangladesh and Nigeria” funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The 50-month long project aims to improve the sustainable livelihoods through economic improvement, nutrition enhancement and empowerment of women for a large number of smallholder farmers and other stakeholders linked to the aquaculture value chains in the North West of Bangladesh.

Assessment of the local service provider model in Bangladesh

The LSP model has gained some popularity in Bangladesh in recent years and has been implemented by several projects. This assessment focuses on the LSP models implemented by Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) and Improving Food Security and Livelihoods (IFSL), specifically. This study intended to (1) describe how the models were implemented, (2) what the outcomes were, and (3) what could be done in the future to use the LSP model for scaling, especially for improving the involvement of women as LSPs.

Assessment of the local service provider model in Bangladesh

The LSP model has gained some popularity in Bangladesh in recent years and has been implemented by several projects. This assessment focuses on the LSP models implemented by Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) and Improving Food Security and Livelihoods (IFSL), specifically. This study intended to (1) describe how the models were implemented, (2) what the outcomes were, and (3) what could be done in the future to use the LSP model for scaling, especially for improving the involvement of women as LSPs.

Implications of agricultural innovation on gender norms: gender approaches in aquatic agriculture in Bangladesh

Studies have shown that gender norms and gender relations restrict the innovation capacity of women in aquatic agricultural systems. This article explores the converse question: in what ways do and can aquatic agricultural innovation programs, including new and improved practices, technologies and economic opportunities, affect gender norms? Much literature has revealed that the inclusion of women has advanced their economic situation, especially through increasing income.

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