The tropical waters of the Coral Triangle support the livelihoods of more than 130 million people. However, the area is under threat from factors including population growth, overfishing and the effects of climate change. An online spatial database, called the Coral Triangle Atlas, is helping decision makers to more effectively manage and protect these vital marine resources.
In rural Cambodia, where millions depend on fish for food and income, fish populations in natural wetlands are under threat from illegal fishing, habitat destruction and harmful pesticides used for agriculture.
To rebuild and protect these fish populations the Rice Field Fisheries Enhancement project is helping communities to sustainably strengthen the rice field fisheries close to their villages through building 'community fish refuges’. These are conservation ponds that provide fish with a protected habitat to breed during the dry season.
In Bangladesh and Nepal, where the rates of undernutrition and poverty are high, the Agriculture and Nutrition Extension Project is working with small-scale farmers to increase nutrition and food security through the production of micronutrient-rich small fish and orange sweet potato.
Within the first year these men and women were able to substantially improve their income and it is anticipated that their standard of living will continue to improve.
Nepalese farmers, fish hatchery and nursery owners, feed mill operators and aquaculture experts have visited Bangladesh to learn new industry technologies.
Organized by the Agriculture and Nutrition Extension Project (ANEP), the technology exchange has helped increase productivity and improve incomes and food security for poor farmers.
Since 2012, the aquaculture component of the ANEP project has improved incomes and nutrition for more than 1,900 households in Bangladesh and 600 households in Nepal.
Helping the people of Stung Treng Province imagine hydropower relocation. Documenting the study tour of Cambodian group from Stung Treng to Lao project site.