Yeanoh’s passion: Closing the gender gap in agriculture in Sierra Leone

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Yeanoh works with farmers Samuel Koroma and Adama Bangura in Manasi to count and weigh their Tilapia harvest.

In Sierra Leone, nearly half the population is food insecure and nearly one-third of children under five years old are chronically malnourished. Malnutrition rates are even higher in the poorest and most food insecure districts, such as Tonkolili District in the north.

‘Milestone achievement’: First Egyptian fish farmers awarded quality certifications

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Dr. Mona Mehrez presents a fish farmer with his quality certification at a WorldFish-hosted event in August 2017.

The first 50 Egyptian fish farmers have been certified as ‘quality producers’, after meeting a national set of best practice methods for farmed tilapia developed by WorldFish.

A gendered approach to nutrition-sensitive homestead pond polyculture

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A woman holds mola caught from her pond in Jessore, Bangladesh.
A woman holds mola caught from her pond in Jessore, Bangladesh.

A recent paper published in the journal Food Security investigates an aquaculture production system in Bangladesh which is tailored towards improving nutrition and is accessible to and can be managed by women.