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In April, the international community will meet in the Hague for the Global #Oceans Action Summit. In this post, Stephen Hall, Director General of #WorldFish , outlines indicators for measuring blue growth: http://bit.ly/1n7GCy1 #GlobalOceansSummit    

Photo: Busy water ways early in the morning in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. By Samuel Stacey, 2013.
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Bagamoyo used to be the last point of mainland Africa that  enslaved Africans used to see before being shipped off to market on Zanzibar. The name "Bagamoyo" meant "the place where you leave your heart"..........
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The new #IPCC report warns of #food price spikes and supply shortages as the effects of increased temperatures continue to take hold. Investment in #agricultural innovation will be key to coping with a #climate-induced food crisis: http://bit.ly/1jZclPo

Photo: A farmer planting rice in Aceh, Indonesia. By Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012.
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While some of the consequences of a warming #climate are unavoidable, #adaptation strategies can help to manage some of the impacts. Learn more about adaptation solutions for a changing #climate. #IPCC #CSIRO
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One billion people in developing countries depend on #fish for their primary source of #protein? Want to find out more? Check out this interesting #infographic: http://bit.ly/1mi9eV6 #GlobalPartnershipForOceans
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#Women produce between 60 and 80 per cent of the food in most developing countries and are responsible for half of the world's #food production. Imagine a world where women do not farm — would we go #hungryhttp://bit.ly/1fozDrF
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What are the key #ocean issues that need to be addressed to meet the current and future challenges of #foodsecurity and blue #growth . http://bit.ly/1etYriP #GlobalOceansSummit
At the end of April, the international community will meet in the Hague for the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth. The summit will bring together representatives from governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector. This is one a series of blog posts in the run up to the Summit that will address key ocean issues
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Small-scale #fisheries are critical for the Philippines’ #food security. It not only contributes to economy, but also supplies the dietary #fish requirement of over 90 million Filipinos, while also providing jobs for around 1.4 million. http://bit.ly/1lFOGTV
The fishing industry is primarily dominated by men; however, without women, the industry will have a difficult time
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#Fish catches will need to increase by only 3.4 per cent to meet global dietary demand in 2050, according to a study predicting how #climate change will affect marine #ecosystems :  http://bit.ly/1dRYnyP

Photo: Small fish for local consumption in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. By Samuel Stacey, 2013.
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Changing #weather patterns mean that #farmers are unable to fully prepare their cropping calendars for optimal harvests. How can we support them? http://bit.ly/1gSdc39 #Malawi  

Photo: Farmers tend to crops planted on a dried pond bed. By Asafu Chijere, 2013.
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#WorldFish has released a series of high quality aquaculture training videos, designed to teach Egyptian #fish farmers the industry’s best management practices. They offer tips that will benefit pond-based #aquaculture producers around the world. http://bit.ly/OplapA #ILRI
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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.