|Global conference tackles issues of poverty, hunger and sustainability||
The problems of poverty and hunger touch the lives of millions across the world, and without adequate global research in agricultural development these challenges will persist. As we’re confronted by rising populations and climate change, issues of food security and environmental sustainability of farming practices must be addressed.
|Fish farms help post-tsunami Acehnese communities||
The 2004 tsunami that devastated Aceh in Indonesia left in its wake thousands of communities without homes and livelihoods. After a lengthy rebuilding process, WorldFish, in partnership with the Aceh Society Development (ASD) Cooperative, has helped to put these communities back on their feet. Watch Rusli's Story.
|Sustainable aquaculture's contribution to discussions at Rio+20||
With eyes turning towards Rio+20 we are all reminded of the development challenges ahead of us. Central among these is how to feed the projected 9 billion people on our planet in a sustainable way. Among the discussions and side events, a full day (18 June)* will be dedicated to exploring this topic.
|Enhancing climate resilience of aquatic-agriculture systems in Bangladesh||
Moshni is typical of many small villages in the vast coastal delta region of Bangladesh where the Bhramaputra and Meghna rivers meet the Bay of Bengal. Its inhabitants depend largely on agriculture and aquaculture for food, nutrition and income.
|Little Fish: Big Impact||
A recent report by The Lenfest Ocean Program offers some important new insights into the role of forage fish species in marine ecosystems and the sustainability of the fisheries upon them. Stephen Hall comments on the report and its recommendations.
|Fresh Perspective on Future Health of the Oceans||
The Economist’s World Oceans Summit (held 22-24 February 2012) examined how the increasing activity in and around the oceans can be managed sustainably and what this means for business and other key stakeholders. Dr. Stephen Hall, Director General of WorldFish highlighted the value of such a fora for "bringing together divergent points of view to debate, discuss and deconstruct some of the opportunities, myths and rhetoric on the oceans."
|Aquaculture, Fisheries, Poverty and Food Security||
The roles of fisheries and aquaculture in improving poor peoples’ lives are many, varied and inter-connected. But for practical purposes most research and writing tends to focus on one aspect - the importance of fisheries as a source of food for the poor or the role of aquaculture in providing income.
|World Fisheries Day 2011 Roundup||
World Fisheries Day - 21st of November. WorldFish supports World Fisheries Day. Many other organizations, countries and individuals also have shown their support for fishing communities around the world, and as such we've compiled a list of stories, articles and media from around the globe.
The recent report by McKinsey and Company 'Design for Sustainable Fisheries' takes some important steps towards meeting the challenge of integrating what we understand about the biology of fished species and the economic behaviour of those who fish. It is vital that we do this if we are to better understand the complexities that drive changes in human pressure on fish stocks and how these stocks respond.
|Sea cucumber ranching improves livelihoods||