Following the the 2004 tsunami many in Aceh, Indonesia are rebuilding their lives with the help of aquaculture. WorldFish works with partners including Ecohub, the producer of this video, to champion small scale aquaculture providing social and economic protection for many affected communities.
For the 250,000 people living in the region, 80% of whom survive on less than USD 1.25 per day, accessing nutritious foods throughout the year can be challenging.
With little income, most cultivate crops, keep livestock, catch fish or harvest wild foods from the surrounding plain.
In Barotse floodplain, rates of poverty and hunger are high. People depend on a range of activities for income, including fishing, farming and running small businesses. With no access to formal banking, borrowing money to purchase inputs or invest in technologies to carry out these activities is difficult, especially for women.
WorldFish and the Government of Bangladesh have come together to develop effective ‘bottom of the pyramid’ solutions for small-scale shrimp and prawn farmers to comply with the World Trade Organization’s agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures (WTO/SPS) and related Codex Alimentarius Commission and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The project aims to help small-scale shrimp and prawn farmers work collaboratively and scale up their collective participation in export market value chains. The project also focuses on food safety, animal health, and environmental and social issues associated with shrimp and prawn production.