Teach a woman to farm fish…

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Empowering and teaching women in developing countries to farm fish will go a long way to improving family nutrition and income, says Ranjitha Puskur senior policy advisor at WorldFish. Puskur delivered her presentation as part of the AgTalks series hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). AgTalks presents the latest thinking, trends and research on policies and innovations in small-scale farming.

Homegrown solution provides source of nutrition

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Mother eating fish chutney in Sunamgunj, Bangladesh. Photo by Finn Thilsted.

A chutney and a flour made from small fish could have significant benefits for child and maternal health in areas where undernutrition is prevalent says a new report.

Bloomberg Philanthropies have placed an interesting bet

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Recently, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced The Vibrant Oceans Initiative that will provide $53 million in grants over five years to revitalize marine fisheries in developing countries. This is welcome news. Especially interesting is their decision to support new approaches for financing fisheries reform through the impact investment group EKO Asset Management Partners.