6 aquatic food system innovations transforming women’s livelihoods

Shakuntala Thilsted -

Women are crucial to nutrition-sensitive aquatic food system innovations, providing labor, innovative ideas, and entrepreneurship. Photo by Neil Palmer.

WorldFish’s Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, Aquatic Food Systems, and Vice Chair of the 2021 UN Food System Summit Action Track 4: Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, shares her experience developing nutrition-sensitive innovations that are transforming women’s Read the rest

Nutrition-sensitive approaches from pond to plate in Myanmar

Matthew O'Leary -

Daw Ng Sheng Phoo in her backyard garden. After learning about the benefits of a diverse diet Sheng Phoo has increased her production and consumption of diverse, nutritious fish and vegetables. Photo supplied by Sheng Phoo.

Looking at aquaculture through a nutrition lens is leading production and dietary shifts toward diverse, nutritious fish and vegetables for women and their families in inland Myanmar.

For Daw Ng Sheng Phoo, a 42-year-old mother and fish farmer, small fish … Read the rest

New guidelines ease the way for fish-friendly irrigation systems

Matthew O'Leary -

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