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COVID-19 impact on aquatic food systems reveals insights for future resilience
The onset of COVID-19 disrupted food value chains and reversed years of progress on key development indicators. The pandemic induced shocks to food systems globally, but particularly impacted value chains in food insecure ...
Success story: Improved fish smoker delivers a superior product – Myanmar language version
This success story in Myanmar language, details the key lessons learned, technical, social and economic, when piloting an improved design of fish smoker in Kale Township, Sagaing Region of Myanmar
In the Spotlight: Bernadette Fregene
Bernadette Fregene is WorldFish’s aquaculture compact leader and a professor of aquaculture and fisheries extension, economics, and marketing at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. Fregene facilitates the delivery of new ...
Fishing and aquaculture: underestimated as a source of income and food
Finding ways to feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries has become an urgent global priority. Doing so will require radical transformation of food systems. The Food Systems ...
Beyond social-ecological traps: Pathways to a sustainable future
In development and resilience research, the metaphor of a ‘trap’ is commonly employed to convey the rigidity that can be associated with complex systems. In practical meaning, and in their mechanical workings, traps are ...
Owning the story: People and human rights at the heart of communication small-scale fisheries
Speakers and panelists at two webinars on ethical and inclusive communication on small-scale fisheries discussed ways to lift up positive and accurate narratives to support thriving fisheries for food and nutrition security.
Emerging Scientist: Laura Khor
Laura Khor, a WorldFish Research Fellow, earned her Master of Science in Aquaculture from Universiti Malaysia Sabah and is currently working on novel approaches to monitoring and mitigating disease outbreaks in aquaculture. ...
Equitable digital tools can boost small-scale fisher livelihoods
In low- and middle-income countries, ICTs can be used to assist small-scale fishers and fish workers, but illiteracy and unreliable internet connectivity need to be addressed to ensure marginalised fishers are not left behind.
African women join forces to overcome COVID-19 challenges in aquatic food systems
Across Africa, women working in aquatic food value chains are banding together to support their livelihoods and ensure the continued flow of fish despite COVID-19 lockdowns and disruptions.
Rice-fish Systems – Back to the Future
Research by World Fish, IWMI and IRRI, some of which is summarized in a newly published journal article, demonstrates that rice-fish systems can make efficient use of increasingly scarce water and land resources and reduce ...