My Community: For my future let me learn

Every year during the wet season the swollen Zambezi River bursts its banks, destroying homes and crops, flooding classrooms, and displacing communities across the Barotse Floodplain in Zambia.

For 13-year-old Ilinanga Mulonda and thousands like her, this means their education is put on hold -- for some permanently -- while the floodwater inundates their classrooms, and their parents struggle to pay for school fees.

Shahnaz is a role model for rural women in fish culture

Fish farmers and entrepreneurs in Bangladesh have been farming multiple fish species, in order to maximize their production and profits. Tilapia is a prime candidate and extensive tilapia farming in Bangladesh has developed with the introduction by WorldFish of the improved Oreochromis niloticus, know as the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) strain, over two decades ago.

While Shanaz was engaged in household activities and social work, her husband used traditional methods of raising Indian carp in their pond. She had very little involvement in the household fish farming.

Interviews with thought leaders: Gender transformational research in development

Following the recent transformative gender reserach dialogue, 'Building Coalitions, Creating Change', held by WorldFish in Penang, Malaysia, the dialogue participants shared their inputs in a semi formal interview.

Leading gender researchers Andrea Rodericks (CARE India), Jacqueline Ashby (CGIAR Consortium), Eve Crowley (FAO), Jane Brown (Johns Hopkins University) and Augustin Kimonyo (PROMUNDO) share what they feel is the way forward for including gender research in agricultural research in development.


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