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Reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture
Reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture

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Despite contributing up to 20% of national GDP in developing countries, inland hashtag#fisheries are often overlooked in policy, management and hashtag#development decisions, which ultimately undermines the vital food and livelihood benefits they provide to the poor. Sustainable solutions to this challenge were discussed at a recent event during Stockholm hashtag#WorldWaterWeek: https://bit.ly/2MJIkKq
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2017 was a busy year for the #WorldFish-led CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems! Read about the progress and impact it made last year in its latest annual report: http://bit.ly/2nTmkOo #FishForAll
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Participants from several West and Central African countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin and Cameroon, recently convened in Abuja, Nigeria to discuss approaches to boosting aquaculture production in the region under the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program >> http://bit.ly/2M0m7av
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#WorldFish and International Rice Research Institute hosted the first Southeast Asia Rice-Fish Systems (RFS) Symposium: Optimizing Land and Water Use from 6–8 August 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar http://bit.ly/2ASO1jA Key insights:
- Rice-fish farming can reduce rural hashtag#migration by providing a locally available, viable livelihood option
- Rice-fish farming is more than just adding fish to a rice field
- Improved efficiency in land and hashtag#water use can be achieved by integrating rice and fish culture systems.
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Fish is an irreplaceable animal-source hashtag#food for the first 1,000 days of life for achieving optimal child growth, development and cognition. Here's how hashtag#WorldFish is promoting nutrition-sensitive hashtag#aquaculture in Bangladesh by integrating nutrient-rich small indigenous fish species into existing carp polyculture: http://bit.ly/2AoIz7O
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In Bangladesh, the growth of #aquaculture and new technologies designed to maximise productivity has led to a shift away from diverse capture species toward the supply and consumption of a few #farmed fish species, with little consideration for the #nutritional quality of fish. Read how​ ​small indigenous species​ ​can play a vital role in increasing household dietary diversity and #micronutrient intake >> http://bit.ly/2ySvGlQ
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"Opportunities for women’s engagement in #aquaculture need to be complemented with investments that address restrictive #gender norms and stereotypes." #WorldFish's Cynthia McDougall and Afrina Choudhury share some key insights from a recent study, undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food systems >> http://bit.ly/2JHxDCz
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Enhancing food and #nutrition security by improving fisheries and #aquaculture | We're delighted to share the 2017 #WorldFish Annual Report, highlighting our key achievements over the past year. Check it out here >> http://bit.ly/2sBh1Wz
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Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) is a newly emerging virus that is associated with significant mortalities in farmed #tilapia. With cases reported across Africa, Asia and South America, the virus represents a huge risk to the global tilapia industry. Click here to learn more about important issues relating to its diagnosis, mitigation and control measures >> http://bit.ly/2rwMWGU
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As part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems, #WorldFish and the Pacific Community have created information sheets that explain how to keep fish fresh, healthy and safe for human consumption for as long as possible. These information sheets are available for #fishers, fish vendors and customers >> http://bit.ly/2K2iewr
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