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New report links aquaculture and poverty reduction

WorldFish working together with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies has exposed evidence of aquaculture's link to poverty reduction in a new report. Data gathered over a ten-year period provides important evidence for the need to invest in the sector as a way to alleviate global poverty and hunger.
 

New-concept flood insurance could help Bangladesh's poor

A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say.

mSTAR introduces mobile money payment system in BD

Dhaka: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the FHI360Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project on Tuesday signed an agreement with the WorldFish Center and Dnet to utilize mobile money payments within their agriculture and health programmes in Bangladesh.
 

60% women at risk during pregnancy

For having nutritionally inadequate diets, around 60 percent of Bangladeshi women between ages 19 and 49 years are at risk of pregnancy complications and of having underweight babies, said a nutritionist of Helen Keller International (HKI)-Bangladesh.
 

Domestic violence affects child nutrition, maternal health

State Minister for Women and Children affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today said domestic violence affects child nutrition as well as maternal health.

Small pond fish culture training empowers Rehena

Rehena Begum attended school until grade five, and as is the case for most of the rural girls of her time, was married in at early age. She lives in the village of Dinar, in the Char Koua union, Sadar upazila of Barisal district. Her husband has no permanent occupation and earns most of his income from petty jobs such as working in the brick fields. It was difficult to bear the expenses of a family of six with his meager earnings.

Economic Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation

The Philippines is particularly vulnerable to climate change, as its extensive coastline is a key environmental and economic resource. Conserving ecosystems and protecting livelihoods depends to a large extent on stakeholders’ ability to predict the impact of climate change and on communities’ capacity to adapt. This study is an effort to better understand the risks associated with climate change, and assess adaptation and policy options to address these risks more effectively.

WorldFish aquaculturalist named winner of the 2005 world food prize

Dr. Modadugu Gupta, Senior Research Fellow, won the 2005 World Food Prize for his work to enhance the nutrition of over one million people, mostly very poor women, through the expansion of aquaculture and fish farming in south and southeast Asia and Africa. read full story
 

UN warns overfishing in Asia-Pacific threatens vital food and economic resource

Asian-Pacific fisheries, a vital source of food and crucial for the economies of the region, are threatened by overfishing and a resulting decline in the abundance of more valuable species, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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