Inland fisheries critical for nourishing young children in sub-Saharan Africa, study reveals

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A woman dries small fish in the Mongu District of Zambia. Inland freshwater fish are an underutilized natural resource that provide vital nutrients to young children in rural areas. Photo by Olek Kaminski.
Inland fisheries are critical to supplying children with the nutritious, diverse diets required for cognitive development in rural sub-Saharan households, a new WorldFish research publication revealed. 

New guidelines ease the way for fish-friendly irrigation systems

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Inland fisheries are a primary source of livelihoods as well as food and nutrition security for many in low- and middle-income countries. Photo by Fani Llauradó for Worldfish Cambodia, 2018.

A new set of guidelines provides practical guidance on the integration of irrigation systems with fisheries in a bid to boost resilient and productive food systems in Asia and Africa.

Inland fisheries are a primary source of livelihoods as well … Read the rest

WorldFish joins united effort to boost climate-smart food systems in Malawi

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Establishment of IAA plots by Tiyese Farmer Field School (FFS) members. Photo by Joseph Nagoli/Meriam Phiri

In Malawi, land and aquatic food systems engage 80 percent of the population playing a key role in food security, employment and economic growth. However, the increasing impacts of climate change are threatening the productivity of small-scale producers. Increased temperatures … Read the rest