Annual report 2013/2014
- Improving the productivity of fisheries and aquaculture is vital to reducing hunger and poverty for millions of people in the developing world. Today, fish provides more than one billion poor people with most of their daily animal-source protein and, globally, more than 250 million people depend directly on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods; millions more are employed in fisheries and aquaculture value chains. WorldFish is committed to ensuring that the research we do makes a real and tangible difference in the lives of people who depend on fish for their food security and their livelihoods. Understanding what fish-dependent men and women need is essential if we are to make significant and lasting change. This year's annual report focuses on a few examples of how WorldFish are working with communities, developing innovative approaches and, with our dedicated donors and partners, bringing them to scale. From increasing incomes of women fish retailers in Egypt to improving nutrition in Bangladesh through the production of indigenous small fish, this shows how quality research leads to better lives.