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Fish farms help post-tsunami villages in Aceh

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 been helping ...

Type: Press Release

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 population depends largely on agriculture and aquaculture for food, nutrition and income. The people of this coastal region, and the aquatic agricultural ...

Type: Story

Perspectives on the health of our oceans from the World Oceans Summit

In the developing world, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 250 million depend on fishing and aquaculture for their livelihoods. However, with wild fish stocks under increasing stress from climate change, ...

Type: Story

Fish farms help boost nutrition and income for HIV affected in Malawi

In the village of Chiunda in southern Malawi, bicycles were the first sign that things were going well. Owning a bike is a luxury and there presence indicates that there’s enough money for food, clothes and school fees. The reason for this relative wealth ...

Type: Story

Post-disaster rehabiliatation teaches resilience in Bangladesh

In November 2007, Cyclone Sidr devastated southern Bangladesh, taking more than 3000 lives and causing USD$2 billion in damage. “Sidr took our crops, fishpond and house, leaving us hopeless,” recalls Gita Roy of Jhalakathi District, who was one of ...

Type: Story

Promoting small-scale aquaculture for food security and nutrition in Africa and Asia

Bina Roy lives in rural Bangladesh. She is a wife, mother, a farmer and a fisher. Bina is also secretary to the committee that oversees fishing practices in her village. In 2002, she and her neighbors began implementing several new aquaculture practices ...

Type: Story

Irresponsible aquaculture could threaten environment, report warns

The global aquaculture industry needs to improve operational efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of fish farming as production climbs from 65.8 million tonnes (t) in 2008 to over 100 million t by 2030, according to a new report from WorldFish ...

Type: Press Release

Fish farming supports HIV-affected families in Africa

Malawi — the food crisis is adding to the misery of countries already crippled by other burdens like drought and HIV. Here people are turning to fish farming, not only for food and income but also as a way to cope with the challenges of HIV, in particular ...

Type: Video

WorldFish scientist wins 2005 World Food prize

Former WorldFish scientist, Dr. Modadugu V. Gupta is to be awarded the US$250,000 World Food Prize (2005) in recognition of his achievement in helping over 1 million of the world's poorest people better feed themselves. Dr. Gupta's work helped ...

Type: Press Release

WorldFish’s Anti-HIV/AIDS Projects Win World Bank Award

WorldFish scientists in Malawi and Cameroon have won World Bank Global Development Marketplace awards for their work developing cutting-edge solutions to pressing social and economic problems in Africa. • Daniel Jamu's Adapting Aquaculture to HIV ...

Type: Press Release

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