Sundarbans recovery: Ecosystem resilience post oil spill

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Photo credit: Sayamindu Dasgupta

On December 9, 2014, a major oil spill of 350,000 litres occurred in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. The accident threatened to destroy the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem and its unique aquatic life. There were fears that the spill might lead to severe long-term degradation of this delicate and ecologically important environment.

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.

Why women in agricultural science is good for development?

Vicki Wilde -

Woman taking notes at her farm in Khulna, Bangladesh.

Vicki Wilde, Senior Program Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation guest blogs about the challenges and inequalities that continue to face women scientists.

There is no shortage of literature, both academic and mass media, documenting the importance of women’s advancement in the sciences, including the agricultural sciences. Bringing more women into scientific careers serves to do more than symbolically close a gender gap. It brings a wider variety of experiences and views that can greatly benefit scientific research and development as well as society.