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New Chair for WorldFish as Ambassador Gautschi completes tenure
Monday, 17th November 2014
Ambassador Remo Gautschi will come to the end of his six-year tenure as Chair of the WorldFish...
What is Blue Growth and why is it important?
Monday, 17th November 2014
“Blue Growth” is fast becoming a fashionable term. Drawing on the concept of ‘Green Growth,’...
Are aquaculture and fisheries a solution to food insecurity?
Friday, 7th November 2014
In Bangladesh, more than 20 million people currently suffer from undernutrition, and nearly a...

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Switzerland, WorldFish and CARE to support Youth Employment in Aswan
Monday, 24th November 2014
A project aiming to create employment opportunities and to increase the...
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,...

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A story of partnership from WorldFish for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) theme P - Partnerships.   Aquatic Agricultural Systems are made up of fisheries, livestock keeping and other income  activities on the Barotse Floodplain. Livestock on the Zambezi, Barotse Floodplain. Photo by Georgina Smith, 2012. In Zambia, the Zambezi...
Feeding the tilapia in large intensive aquaculture ponds, Egypt. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012   PRESS RELEASE - 15 October 2012   WorldFish hosted an open day on Monday 15th October at its Abbassa research center in Sharkia, Egypt to showcase its latest research and development initiatives, with the support of the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Dr. Salah Abdel Mooemin...
(WNN/SD) Penang, MALAYSIA, ASIA: Productivity losses due to the agriculture ”gender gap” are straining global economies, a conference has heard. This was the consensus of gender scientists and agricultural researchers at a workshop in Malaysia that aimed to develop an agenda for gender transformative research for the agricultural sector.   The conference, held in Penang this month, was...
Research in agricultural development is highly-context specific, and partnerships at local, national, regional and international levels are essential for any organization to achieve impact at scale.   Effective partnership is central to the WorldFish-led CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agriculture Systems (AAS).  The program recognizes that many organizations are working to improve the...
A story of partnership from WorldFish and CARE, for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) theme P - Partnerships.   Since the 1940s, the humanitarian organization, CARE, has been a key player on the world development stage. CARE’s work ranges from the delivery of humanitarian assistance amid times of crisis, to more on-going support to build community...
  On April 2008, an Agreement was signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) to establish an Office of the WorldFish in the Philippines. The Agreement provides for the establishment of the WorldFish Office in the Philippines to undertake activities for research and development of aquatic and...
Dhaka, Bangladesh. October 13, 2012   The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) was observed at the weekend with a rally and seminar held at the University of Dhaka. Participating in the rally was WorldFish Bangladesh and the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation.   The theme for this years IDDR was ‘Women & Girls - the invisible force of resilience. Kevin Kamp,...
Despite decades of agricultural research and development efforts, the challenges of poverty and hunger persist. Experts now recognize that effectively integrating gender issues in such projects will help to improve food security, wellbeing and equity.   WorldFish, the organization leading the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS), hosted a group of renowned...
Rachel Kyte, Chair of the CGIAR Fund Council and World Bank Vice Presicent of Sustainable Development, sends a video message to the Building Coalitions, Creating Change workshop to highlight gender disparities in agricultural development. "Globally, only 10-20% of land owners are women, and in many countries that number is even lower. Female farmers tend to have smaller plots with poorer soils...
Despite decades of agricultural research and development efforts, the challenges of poverty and hunger persist. There is a growing recognition that integrating gender issues effectively in such efforts will help to improve food security, wellbeing and equity.   Effective gender integration requires actions that foster gender equality in access to resources, and that help communities to...

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