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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.
 

Institutionalise gender in nutrition, agriculture interventions

A discussion titled ‘Inspiring Change: Institutionalising Gender in Nutrition and Agriculture Interventions’ was held at a city hotel on Sunday, marking the International Women’s Day.

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.

Sheltered marketplaces offer security and profits for women fish retailers

Women fish retailers are forced to sell their fish along roadsides or in front of shops, exposed to extreme heat during Egypt’s summer. They are often unwelcome in these locations.  “People used to kick us off the street refusing our presence, as we sit in front of their houses. The people were even showering the streets with water to stop us from sitting there,” explains Rasha Eid Abdallah who sold fish along the roadside to support her family.

Increased consumption of small fishes effective for mother, child health

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.

Access to innovations transforms the lives of women fish processors

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.

Tonle Sap scoping report

The scoping mission team was composed of 14 people representing research institutions (RUPP), government (FiA, IFReDI), NGOs (ANKO, ADIC) and CGIAR institutions (WorldFish and Bioversity).

Annual report 2012/13

This Annual Report provides just a few examples of the pathways through which our work delivers benefits to poor people who rely on fish for food. You will find stories about:
 

Destruction of the Don: Dam Project Threatens Food Security on the Mekong

Peering into the early morning mist created by thousands of tonnes of Mekong water collapsing from Laos into nearby Cambodia, I was surprised when a small black shape emerged.
 

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