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Planned dams threaten Cambodia's food security
Wednesday, 30th July 2014
The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause...
Let's change the food security conversation on aquaculture
Friday, 25th July 2014
In many parts of the developing world, aquaculture has been touted for quite some time as an...
Small fish meets nourishment of mothers, children
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
RANGPUR, July 19 (BSS): Production of micronutrient-enriched small fishes has been increasing...

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Partnerships for aquaculture development in Timor-Leste
Thursday, 16th October 2014
Two agreements that will promote aquaculture as a means to improve...
Animation highlights need to tackle gender norms
Friday, 10th October 2014
Launched on International Rural Women’s Day, a new animation from WorldFish,...
New report links aquaculture and poverty reduction
Friday, 8th August 2014
WorldFish working together with the Bangladesh Institute of Development...

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Photo Credit: USAID Bangladesh As USAID’s annual letter this year notes, in development it is no longer enough to teach a farmer to grow a new crop—or in this case, to fish. Our work isn’t done until we help a farmer learn to run a successful business too. This is precisely what is happening in Bangladesh. Consider Harun and Bina Majhy, who have co-managed a fishing business in rural Bangladesh...
Nam Gnouang Dam (60MW), on a tributary of the Nam Theun River in Laos. Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest – in the blink of an eye. That's similar to what many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam...
A man walks back with a bucket of shrimp through the swamp in Khulna, Bangladesh. DHAKA, 11 April 2014 (IRIN) - A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say.   “Floods adversely impact the ability of the poor to earn a livelihood both by destroying assets and limiting...
Mola is a micronutrient rich small fish. Rangpur, Bangladesh. How to get enough nutrition into the diets of some of the world's poorest people is a persistent problem in the developing world.   In Bangladesh, where half the population lives below the poverty line, a UN-funded programme in the country's North West has been working with farmers to breed nutrient-dense small fish for...
Farmer checks the condition of fry before releasing, Egypt.This is a joint post with Malcolm Dickson, senior scientist and IEIDEAS project leader at WorldFish. We are all eating more fish nowadays — except in Africa, where there is a huge and rapidly growing gap between fish supply and demand. But why is this happening when fish is such an important component of the diet of the poor,...
A man and a woman selling fish at the market in Fayoum before upgraded, Egypt. 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.   Cultured fish is by far the cheapest farmed animal protein in the...
Boy with a fish from his father's pond, Malawi.People who are food and nutrition insecure largely reside in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa and for many, fish represents a rich source of protein, micronutrients and essential fatty acids. The contribution of fish to household food and nutrition security depends upon availability, access and cultural and personal preferences, writes M. C. M....
Woman and child from a fishing village, Bangladesh.Increased consumption of micronutrient-rich small fishes can effectively meet nutritional demand of malnourished children, pregnant women and lactating mothers in building a healthier generation.   Malnutrition of pregnant women, lactating mothers and children, belonging to the poorer families in rural Bangladesh, has been still remaining...
By Asafu Chijere, WorldFish, Malawi Aquaculture, Malawi.Moving along the shores of Lake Chilwa in Malawi selling cooked cassava and fritters was once a typical day for 30-year-old Ida Likhomo.   Like many others, the social pressures facing girls in the region’s fishing communities forced Ida to leave primary school in only her second year. With no education, there was no opportunity...
Fishing in Mekong River, Vietnam.The Khone Falls on the Mekong river in southern Laos, close to the Cambodian border, is “an ecologically unique area, so rare in nature that every effort should be made to preserve all of Khone Falls from any development”, according to a Mekong River Commission consultant in a 1994 report. A colony of Irrawaddy dolphins draws many visitors and helps to sustain a...

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