|Nutritious small fish and vegetables fight hidden hunger in Bangladesh||
Before the project, we had fish only once a week and meat only once a month,” says Tasbina Begum, a mother of two from Jogahati village in Jessore district, southern Bangladesh.
|Participating in research equips Bangladeshi women with valuable knowledge and skills||
“I was in poverty, but I overcame it through my own will and with the help of the project,” Komola Roy says proudly.
|The road to recovery after Typhoon Haiyan||
Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, tore through the Philippines on Nov. 8 2013, killing more than 6,000 and leaving millions without homes and livelihoods.
|Climate, Change, Water Management and Aquaculture in Malawi||
The increasing variability of climate is a challenge for small-scale farmers in Chingale, Malawi. Changing weather patterns mean that farmers are unable to fully prepare their cropping calendars for optimal harvests, and irregular rainfall is causing unpredictable crop yields. With small land sizes of less than 0.2 hectares, small-scale farmers need to make full use of their available land in order to have enough food for their families and surplus for sale. To adapt to these challenges, farmers are integrating fish farming and crop irrigation to their farming practices, which are providing extra food and income.
|Infographic: Who has the fish?||
Infographic: Who has the fish?
|Sheltered marketplaces offer security and profits for women fish retailers||
Egyptian aquaculture has seen steady growth over the last 20 years and now supplies around 65% of the fish eaten throughout the country. The industry is also a crucial source of employment, providing more than 100,000 full-time jobs.
|The future is bright for Malawi’s green economy||
“I can see that the future is bright,” says Kate Kaunda, a fish processor from Kachulu Beach in Malawi, “I can see the benefits of using modern technology in drying the fish and processing the fish. We get the profit on all the fish species. I help my family in paying school fees to secondary school children and I also support poor people.”
|Farming for Bangladesh’s future||
In Bangladesh, almost half the population struggles with both poverty and hunger. Sustainably boosting the productivity of agriculture and aquaculture can increase incomes and provide better nutrition.
|Fast-growing Nile tilapia boosts employment in Egypt||
While Egypt has struggled with violence and political unrest over the past year, the country’s aquaculture sector has experienced stability and growth with the introduction of a new fast-growing strain of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).
|Floating gardens can feed Bangladesh||
Bangladesh is a crowded nation where more than 150 million people live in an area smaller than the U.S. state of Washington. Poverty, malnutrition, and rural unemployment are daily challenges to food security. Declining access to fresh water, increasing salinity, and the impacts of climate change further magnify the need for sustainable food production.