World Food Prize winners call on President Biden to re-establish US global leadership to end hunger. Image supplied by the World Food Prize Foundation.A group of 24 World Food Prize winners from across the globe, dedicated to transforming food systems, has urged the new US Administration to lead efforts to end world hunger. The World Food Prize laureates, including former WorldFish s… Read the rest
Critical gender analysis is important, otherwise various groups of women and men could be further pushed into situations of greater economic and social vulnerability. Photo by Md Masudur Rahaman.The significance of aquatic foods for human nutrition, health, and livelihoods is increasingly recognized by and for people around the world, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
The Mecho Tota Gecho Bhoot drama series revolves around the lives of friends Tota, an 11-year-old boy, and Moyna, a 10-year-old girl. Photo provided by Mecho Tota Gecho Bhoot TV Series.A new children’s TV series promoting fish-based nutrition, gender equality, and women’s involvement in aquaculture has reached almost 600,000 people in Bangladesh.
FAO member states endorsed the first-ever Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture. Photo by Neil PalmerOver 190 countries made a formal commitment to sustainable and inclusive aquatic food systems at the 34th session of FAO's Committee on Fisheries (COFI34).
A woman dries small fish in the Mongu District of Zambia. Inland freshwater fish are an underutilized natural resource that provide vital nutrients to young children in rural areas. Photo by Olek Kaminski. Inland fisheries are critical to supplying children with the nutritious, diverse diets required for cognitive development in rural sub-Saharan households, a new WorldFish research publication revealed.
Quennie Vi Rizaldo (right), Human Nutrition SpecialistQuennie Vi Rizaldo is a Human Nutrition Specialist at WorldFish collaborating on the USAID-funded Fish For Livelihoods project to support small-scale aquaculture farmers and fishers in Myanmar. Her research supports improved nutritional outcomes in aquatic foods systems through use of nutrition-sensitive approaches, including the integration of diverse vegetable crops alongside farmed fish in homestead ponds.
Bernadette Fregene (left) sorts monosex tilapia at WorldFish's African Aquaculture Research and Training Centre Bernadette Fregene is WorldFish’s aquaculture compact leader and facilitates the delivery of new technologies to aquaculture producers, aiming to increase local production of aquatic foods, improve household nutrition and create job opportunities for women and youth.
WorldFish Research Fellow, Laura Khor. Laura KhorLaura Khor, a WorldFish Research Fellow, currently working on novel approaches to monitoring and mitigating disease outbreaks in aquaculture.
Fish and other aquatic foods offer a life-changing opportunity for the hundreds of millions of undernourished people around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Photo by Neil Palmer. fishGlobal policymakers and development funders have been urged to think of fish and other aquatic species as a critical solution to food insecurity, and not just as a natural resource that supports livelihoods, in a newly-published paper by a group of multidisciplinary experts.
Daw Ng Sheng Phoo in her backyard garden. After learning about the benefits of a diverse diet Sheng Phoo has increased her production and consumption of diverse, nutritious fish and vegetables. Photo supplied by Sheng Phoo.Looking at aquaculture through a nutrition lens is leading production and dietary shifts toward diverse, nutritious fish and vegetables for women and their families in inland Myanmar. For Daw Ng Sheng Phoo, a 42-year-old mother and fish farmer, small fish … Read the rest