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Nutritious small fish and vegetables fight hidden hunger in Bangladesh

“Before the project, we had fish only once a week and meat only once a month,” says Tasbina Begum, a mother of two from Jogahati village in Jessore district, southern Bangladesh. ‘Hidden hunger’, or micronutrient deficiency, is widespread throughout ...

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Participating in research equips Bangladeshi women with valuable knowledge and skills

“I was in poverty, but I overcame it through my own will and with the help of the project,” Komola Roy says proudly. A mother and housewife, Komola is one of 96 women across eight communities in southern Bangladesh who helped design and implement a ...

Type: Story

The road to recovery after Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, tore through the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, killing more than 6,000 and leaving millions without homes and livelihoods. It was a stark reminder that climate change is causing an increase in ...

Type: Story

Catfish farming provides more than food for Cambodian families

Surrounded by lush rice fields on the banks of the Mekong River is the quiet village of Koh Khorndin in Cambodia’s Stung Treng province. Home to around 100 families, the people of Koh Khorndin make a living from aquatic agricultural systems, catching wild ...

Type: Story

Cyclone-resistant house provides food, income and shelter in Bangladesh

Cyclones frequently hit southern Bangladesh, where more than half the population lives in poverty, and are predicted to increase in both occurrence and severity with climate change. What turns these cyclones, storm surges and floods into disasters is that ...

Type: Story

Expiscor - Big Salmon steps up but dont forget the little guys - for their sake and ours

Upgrading small-scale farming where the big pay-offs lie. The salmon industry's decision to collectively pursue Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification is an important step, but it's upgrading small-scale farming where the big pay-offs lie ...

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New skills changed Lalita's life

For one Bangladeshi woman, a new set of skills designed to enhance and complement traditional fish farming has helped lift a family out of poverty. Lalita Bala is learning music from a professional singer; a long-held desire that not too long ago seemed ...

Type: Story

Nutrient-rich mola fish become popular among farmers in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, there has been decline in the areas of inland water and inundation, drastically reducing the vital habitats for wild fish stocks. This has contributed to decreased fish harvest, in particular for small fish like mola, which the rural poor ...

Type: Story

Cyclone-affected aquaculture in Bangladesh promptly restored

Cyclone Sidr struck the southern coastal districts of Bangladesh in November 2007, taking more than 3,000 lives and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless and destitute. The cyclone destroyed crops, farming equipment, fishing boats, and disrupted the ...

Type: Story

Bangladesh Strengthens Its Commitment to Sustainable Aquaculture in the Face of Climate Change

In Bangladesh, where food shortages and malnutrition continue to plague millions, an aquaculture project is helping to raise family income and assist the rural poor to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Bangladesh, the world’s third poorest country, ...

Type: Story

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