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It is increasingly recognized that #aquaculture’s global growth is necessary to meet future food and #nutrition security requirements. But this creates challenges for managing #environmental impacts. How do we get the balance right? bit.ly/2iXRwrT
Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals and plants, is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world. Today, this source provides half of all fish for human consumption (FAO 2016).
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In rural Bangladesh, many fish #farmers have limited access to information about aquaculture. Without reliable advice, farmers can make poor choices about how to manage their farm. The #USAID Bangladesh-funded Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition project is training existing fish feed and seed suppliers to become private sector facilitators. These facilitators give advice and #training to local fish farmers: bit.ly/2hHmovh
Local fish and seed suppliers in rural Bangladesh are being trained as private sector facilitators to provide aquaculture advice to information-poor fish farmers. In rural Bangladesh, many fish farmers have limited access to information about aquaculture. Without reliable advice, farmers can make poor ...
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Most commercial #fish and crustacean farmers feed their fish with pellets that contain fish meal and fish oil. ​​To reduce reliance on wild harvest fish meal, scientists at​ CSIRO ​have developed​ ​a novel​ #aquafeed that uses no wild caught fish and ​​results in faster growing and healthier farmed #shrimp. WorldFish aims to make Novacq available to smallholder #farmers in developing countries. More here: http://bit.ly/2hvY4jD
A breakthrough aquafeed ingredient that greatly reduces the need for wild-harvest fishmeal has potential to boost the productivity of small-scale shrimp and fish farmers in developing countries.
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In many developing countries, a big challenge facing men who are trying to work more cooperatively with their spouses or other #women is negative community perceptions and ridicule. Learn how #WorldFish is working to reduce barriers that men and women face in trying to live out their aspirations for more #gender equal lives: http://bit.ly/2gfkVNH
In Mbanga village in Zambia’s Barotse floodplain, Justin Sibeso Mwangala and his wife share almost all household duties. They farm together, jointly decide how to spend household income and share cooking and child rearing responsibilities. But this way of life is not typical in their village.
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In #Cambodia, most rural households depend on rice field #fisheries for food and nutrition security. But these fisheries are under threat from #overfishing and environmental degradation.

A new project, funded by the US Feed the Future Initiative and implemented by #WorldFish, aims to boost average fish production by 50 kilograms per hectare per year. More here: http://bit.ly/2ftDl07
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In our latest blog post, learn how #WorldFish is involving monks, priests, elders and imams in some of its #projects in developing countries to share messages on fish #conservation, food security and household #nutrition: http://bit.ly/2fjQjbM
In conversations about fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries, the topic of religion seems an unlikely fit.
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Check out our new booklet which highlights inspiring stories of women in rural #Bangladesh and Nepal who are making positive changes in their communities. The stories have been collected from a variety of projects #WorldFish has been implementing over the past nine years with support from partners and donors: bit.ly/2hKiqFz
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In an effort to promote #tilapia as a cheap and nutritious source of protein for the poor, #WorldFish provided 100 Kilograms of its fresh Abbassa tilapia to be cooked by the Egyptian Chefs Association at La Cuisine Festival recently held in Cairo, #Egypt. The festival saw 1,500 guests from around the world to sample various dishes from leading chefs. Learn more: bit.ly/2hzxlzV
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WorldFish has launched a new six-year strategy which aims to boost sustainable #aquaculture production and small-scale fisheries in developing countries. Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the strategy outlines how #WorldFish will achieve its mission of strengthening #livelihoods and enhancing food and #nutrition security by improving #fisheries and aquaculture. Learn more: bit.ly/2h2OrIq
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Since 2012, shrimp farmers in #Bangladesh have been using better management practices and quality virus-free seed, thanks to the #USAID Bangladesh-funded Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition project.

Widespread adoption of these techniques by producers has boosted the productivity of the #shrimp sector, which is the country's third largest source of #export earnings. Learn more in this photo story: http://bit.ly/2eW4mXT
Since 2012, shrimp farmers in Bangladesh have been using better management practices and quality virus-free seed, which have boosted the sector's productivity. A quiet revolution is happening in the ponds of shrimp farmers in Bangladesh. In 2012, the average commercial shrimp farmer produced ...
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To help Bangladeshi #farmers access information about #aquaculture, the USAID-funded Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition project has trained #fish feed and seed suppliers to become local service providers (LSP). Since 2015, over 1,200 individuals have started operating as LSPs, by giving free training and consultations to local farmers: http://bit.ly/2e3iQlS
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A new project, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the European Commission and led by WorldFish, has been launched to use selective breeding to make improved fish strains more accessible to poor people. More here: bit.ly/2dETuto
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Reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture
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WorldFish, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, is an international, non-profit research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture.  CGIAR is a global research partnership that unites organizations engaged for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by the 15 centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector. www.cgiar.org.
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