Leveraging change: How gender norms matter for development

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Small-scale fisheries, Tonle Sap, Cambodia

In a keynote at the CGIAR Integrated Systems Research Conference earlier this year, I suggested that researchers might look at gender as a leverage point in development. This idea comes from systems thinking, which is—in very simplest terms—a way of approaching an issue that sees the “thing being studied” as part of a larger set of elements that interact in multiple ways to shape outcomes.

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.

Partnership promotes confidence in African fish

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Fish Processor in Mwandi Village, Mongu District, Zambia

WorldFish and the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) have announced a partnership that will promote consumer confidence in African fish for domestic and export markets.