Savings groups support women’s financial independence during COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Tasnuva Zaman -

Taslima Begum sews dresses with a sewing machine provided through a WorldFish research for development effort to boost the financial independence of women during COVID-19. Photo by Tasnuva Zaman.

Already suffering from climate disasters and persistent floods, Bangladesh’s coastal communities were sorely impacted by the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Lockdown restrictions halted fishing activities, which are the main source of income, nutrition, and livelihoods in many rural areas.… 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