Increase the availability, access and consumption of nutrient-rich, safe fish, especially for women of reproductive age, infants and young children.

Do women or men in the Barotse floodplain in Zambia experience higher post harvest fish losses? Why? And what’s the impact – both financially and physically to the fish? The answers to these questions, shown in this presentation, are helping WorldFish design and test appropriate innovations, including ways to overcome harmful norms, behaviours and power relations in the post harvest losses context.

Studies show that gender gaps in access to agricultural assets and resources undermines agricultural performance. Understanding these gender equalities, their underlying factors, and strategies for and factors contributing to women’s empowerment, is needed to help design appropriate interventions. This presentation shows the results of a study in Bangladesh that looked at these factors to further understand how women are empowered or disempowered by their engagement in aquaculture.

WorldFish, an international nonprofit research organization, harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce poverty and hunger. WorldFish is one of the 15 member organizations of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

Presentation by WorldFish Director General Stephen Hall at the Global Oceans Action Summit, held in the Hague, the Netherlands, April 2014.