Smallholder fish farmers population census report 2020: Northern and Luapula provinces, Zambia

In total, 2341 smallholder farmers participated in the census: 61% in Northern Province and 39% in Luapula Province. Of the overall total, most (72.1%) were actively involved in fish farming, while the rest had abandoned the practice at the time of the census. Most of the farmers were men. The average age of the farmers was approximately 44.3, with young farmers (defined as farmers aged between 15 and 35 years old) accounting for less than one-third of the total. Regarding school, the largest share of farmers had received primary education, while only a handful had tertiary education.

Mola (Amblypharyngodon mola) aquaculture in Bangladesh: Status and future needs

Mola (Amblypharyngodon mola) is one small indigenous fish species (SIS) that has long been identified as an excellent candidate for aquaculture because of its excellent nutritional value. Several organizations in the country have undertaken research and development into mola, including the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) and the Department of Fisheries (DOF) as well as several universities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

Lock-ins to the dissemination of genetically improved fish seeds

Well-functioning fish seed systems are crucial for human nutrition and improved livelihoods. Yet fish seed systems have received considerably little attention in the diffusion process for genetically improved strains. This study examined how seed systems of genetically improved fish strains function, assessed constraints faced, and explored entry-points to increased diffusion. To address these objectives, the study combined the seed systems performance assessment framework with innovation systems thinking.

Better management practices for monosex tilapia seed production: An illustrated guide

The booklet explains the better management practices (BMP) for producing high-quality genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) monosex seed. These simple and low-cost methods have been tested and proven over five years of research and development in Timor-Leste. The goal is to support the scaling of fish farming to contribute to food and nutrition security. The booklet is intended as a resource for governments, I/NGOs and private sectors involved in tilapia seed production and grow-out systems in the tropics across the Asia-Pacific region.

Making land-based aquaculture in Timor-Leste nutrition-sensitive

This nutrition brief outlines the rationale and focus of the Partnership for Aquaculture Development in Timor-Leste Phase 2 (PADTL2) project for enhancing the nutritional benefits of scaling out tilapia farming for targeted Timorese communities. The PADTL2 project (2020–2023) adopts a nutrition-sensitive approach focused on increasing the availability, accessibility, and consumption of fish.

Basic biosecurity manual for tilapia hatchery technicians in Bangladesh (Bangla version)

With the onset of Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) outbreaks in several Asian countries, WorldFish, in collaboration with Bangladesh’s Department of Fisheries, has developed a program to improve biosecurity in the tilapia industry throughout the country. As the first step, a training program has been designed and conducted to train a group of specialists called Master Trainers on improving tilapia hatchery biosecurity. This manual is a result of that program.

Raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance in rural aquaculture practice in Bangladesh through digital communications: a pilot study

One of the key strategic objectives of the World Health Organisation’s global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) action plan is to improve public awareness and understanding of this issue. Very few AMR awareness campaigns have targeted the animal production sector, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where rural communities can be geographically difficult to access via traditional face-to-face community engagement methods. Aquaculture is a major food production industry in Bangladesh and across Asia, an area which poses a significant risk to global AMR dissemination.

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