Field Notes: Bangladesh in times of COVID-19 and food security implications

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Biponibag, a retail fish market in Chandpur city, Bangladesh, has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Photo by Kingkar Shaha.

In this series of blogs, experts from WorldFish’s focal countries share their personal insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on fishing, aquaculture, and everyday life.

From food security to supply chains, here are some observations and experiences from Bangladesh, shared … Read the rest

WorldFish discussed COVID-19 impacts with Nigerian aquaculture community

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Fishers on Kainji Lake, NW Nigeria, carefully handle their spiky-finned ‘squeaker’ fish (Synodontis sp.), Nigeria. Photo by David Mills.

Thursday 28th May, WorldFish virtually met with several representatives from the Nigerian aquaculture community. They included representatives from Catfish and Allied Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFFAN), Tilapia and Aquaculture Developers Association of Nigeria (TADAN), Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), … Read the rest

Can Egypt’s fish markets empower women and men retailers equally? Prospects for change and barriers to success

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Women fish retailer cleaning fish at Sayda Nafissa market, Aswan city, Egypt. Photo by Sara Fouad.

Prospects for change and barriers to success

Unless gender inequalities in food systems are recognized and addressed, nutrition security and poverty reduction will suffer. Yet historically, women have been little recognized in national data, policy, or programming relating to fish … Read the rest