Myanmar aquaculture drives development, shows growth potential

Ben Belton -

Hatchery workers netting fish, Myanmar. Photo by Toby Johnson, 2016.
Hatchery workers netting fish, Myanmar. Photo by Toby Johnson, 2016.

Despite the recent growth of aquaculture in Myanmar, the full potential of aquaculture to drive rural economic development and contribute to food security is still unrealized, according to research funded by USAID and the Livelihoods and Food Security Improvement Trust (LIFT).

Cairo’s chefs take to farmed tilapia

Mona El Azzazy -

Egyptian chefs, La Cuisine event. Photo by Mohamed Hassan, 2016.
Egyptian chefs cook up farmed tilapia at the La Cuisine event in Cairo. Photo by Mohamed Hassan, 2016.

With the successful expansion of tilapia aquaculture in Egypt, improved farming and fish handling practices, and the high price of alternative protein sources, chefs in Cairo are starting to take more notice of locally-farmed tilapia.