Dr. Kafayat Fakoya (left) with Dr. Meryl Williams, chair of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS) of the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS).Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH): The contribution of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development is a collaborative study led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Duke University and WorldFish. In this series, we profile some of the more than 300 experts … Read the rest
The role of aquatic food systems in Bangladesh is wide. Climate services can support more climate-resilient decisions among local fishermen and fish workers. Photo by Balaram Mahalder, 2010.Climate-smart innovations are urgently needed to help poor and vulnerable aquatic food system actors withstand climate-shocks in Bangladesh, said WorldFish climate change researcher Peerzadi Rumana Hossain at a virtual roundtable in late August. As an affordable source of protein, fish … Read the rest
With small improvements in practices aquaculture could boost productivity, food and nutrition security of small-scale fish farmers. The photo was taken in Shwebo Township by Lizeth Tatiana Casagua Diaz, 2019.Myanmar is one of the largest fish producers in the world. The country ranks among the largest global inland aquaculture producers. With increased understanding and investment in sustainable development, Myanmar’s aquaculture sector has the potential to reduce poverty and contribute … Read the rest
Emerging scientist, Bethany Smith.Bethany Smith is a junior researcher working remotely from Australia for the WorldFish Myanmar team. She started working with WorldFish initially on a 3-month student internship funded by the ACIAR agribusiness scholarship supported by WorldFish and the Livelihoods Lab. … Read the rest
Small micro-nutrient rich fish harvested from household ponds in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo by Neil Palmer.Currently, 2 billion people around the world lack access to diverse, nutritious, and safe diets that can sustain healthy, active lives. A number that is expected to increase sharply because of COVID-19. These numbers represent our unhealthy and unsustainable … Read the rest
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the market, trade and supply chains limiting food accessibility and affordability. This has been felt hardest in low- and middle-income countries already facing food insecurity. With an additional 130 million people at risk … Read the rest
Innovative research in the Southeast Asian island nation of Timor-Leste has obtained data to help close the gender gap and provide food security for the local community. In October 2018, Leocaldia de Araujo, a fisherwoman from a village of 300 … Read the rest
Employing a systems approach to build the resilience of all actors in aquatic food systems is essential to tackle the double-threat of climate change and COVID-19, said experts during a virtual dialogue hosted by WorldFish. Aquatic foods play an important … Read the rest
WorldFish’s Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition Shakuntala Thilsted was selected as Vice-chair of the Advancing Equitable Livelihoods Action Track at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021. Photo by Neil Palmer, WorldFish.WorldFish’s Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition Shakuntala Thilsted was appointed a top role at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.   Thilsted was named Vice-chair of the summit’s Advancing Equitable Livelihoods Action Track by the Special Envoy for the … Read the rest
Coastal fishing. Photo by Cambria Finegold, 2010.We are all ocean people, whether we live by the sea or not. Life on our planet arose from the oceans and over time the deep relations between humans and the sea have shaped our histories and cultures.   Covering over … Read the rest


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