Farmed fish is playing an ever larger role in Asian diets, contributing to diversification away from the main staple food, rice. But what are the implications of such changes for nutrition, health and livelihoods?
Nearshore fish aggregating devices are a relatively simple technology. Despite this, finding a FAD design suited to the marine conditions of the half-island nation and accessible to artisanal fishers has taken many years of research by WorldFish and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in Timor-Leste.
In this interview, Dr. Malu Muia Ndavi, a Lead Technical Specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, discusses the challenge of linking research to impact and the importance of fish in global development efforts.