|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.
|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.
|Mother’s Day in Bangladesh: Hoping for healthy children||
In a small village in Bangladesh, Ruma prepares the midday meal for her three young children, husband and mother-in-law.
|Aquaculture to reduce malnutrition and poverty in Timor-Leste||
Timor-Leste is putting aquaculture to the forefront of its efforts to combat malnutrition and poverty.
|Global recognition of fast-growing fish benefits||
Over 50 news outlets around the world have recognized the benefits of the ‘Akosombo’ and ‘Abbassa’ strains of Nile tilapia that grow around 30% faster than common commercial varieties, developed by WorldFish and partners, as reported in a recent WorldFish press release.
|Fast-growing Nile Tilapia bring vast benefits||
Two improved breeds of Nile Tilapia that grow up to 30% faster are helping farmers in West Africa and Egypt to increase the productivity of their fish farms. Almost 4 million people across Africa depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods, and faster-growing fish bring vast economic, productivity, nutrition and food security benefits.