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.

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.