WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. In the developing world, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 250 million depend on fishing and aquaculture for their livelihoods. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.
Small farmed fish can improve vitamin A intake in Bangladesh
A new WorldFish study finds that a long-term commitment to the farming of mola, a small indigenous fish species, could improve the vitamin A intake of the 98% of Bangladeshis who eat fish and save 3,000 lives over an 11-year period. In this edition of the WorldFish podcast, we are joined by WorldFish Senior Scientist, Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, to discuss this significant finding.
Jan 18, 2016
6 min
Fishtrade for the Future: An opportunity for Africa
FishTrade is a pan-African project that aims to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. In this edition of the WorldFish podcast we are joined by project leader Sloans Chimatiro calling from Malawi to tell us more about this European Union funded project.
Oct 9, 2015
6 min
Chinese market drives demand for overexploited sea cucumber
Sea cucumber is a luxury food item on the plates of wealthy Chinese consumers - a far cry from their origin in the tropical waters of the Pacific, where they are harvested by local communities for export. In this edition of the WorldFish podcast, natural resource management scientist, Hampus Eriksson, explains the importance of sea cucumber for Pacific communities, and discusses conservation measures to protect these species for future generations.
Jun 5, 2015
5 min
Why engaging men and boys is critical for gender equality
International Women's Day is a key moment to reflect on the underlying causes of gender inequalities that restrict the lives and livelihoods of rural women. WorldFish Gender Scientist, Steven Cole, explains the importance of engaging men and boys as advocates and stakeholders in interventions that aim to improve gender equality.
Mar 6, 2015
5 min
Mapping the future of the Coral Triangle
The tropical waters of the Coral Triangle support the livelihoods of more than 130 million people. However, the area is under threat from population growth, overfishing and the effects of climate change. An online spatial database is helping decision makers to more effectively manage and protect these vital marine resources.
Jan 8, 2015
5 min
Farmer-led innovation key to lasting change
For agricultural research to have development impact, farmers should be involved in the process as co-researchers. A new study shows that when farmers are in-charge of innovation and research, it can lead to lasting change on many levels.
Oct 13, 2014
5 min
Farmed fish feed Bangladesh’s poor
A new report by WorldFish and the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies proves conclusively that growth in aquaculture has led to greater fish consumption among the poorest consumers in Bangladesh.
Aug 25, 2014
4 min
Aquaculture: meeting the global demand for fish
With our global population projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, aquaculture will need to more than double from today’s level in order to satisfy the growing demand for fish. WorldFish Director of Aquaculture and Genetics, Dr. Michael Phillips, explains the benefits, and the risks, of intensifying aquaculture.
Jun 4, 2014
5 min
“What have you done with these women – they have changed!”
Celebrating positive impact in people's lives on the International Day of Rural Women
Oct 14, 2013
4 min
"Big Salmon" steps up, but don't forget the little guys - for their sake and ours
The salmon industry's decision to collectively pursue Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification is an important step, but it's upgrading small-scale farming where the big pay-offs lie.
Aug 27, 2013
5 min
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