Farmed fish is playing an ever larger role in Asian diets, contributing to diversification away from the main staple food, rice. But what are the implications of such changes for nutrition, health and livelihoods?
A farmer tending his small scale aquaculture pond, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar. Photo by Toby Johnson, 2016.
With support from ACIAR, the Government of Myanmar is improving its understanding of local communities and promoting fish-farming technologies adapted to smallholders.
Despite the recent growth of aquaculture in Myanmar, the full potential of aquaculture to drive rural economic development and contribute to food security is still unrealized, according to research funded by USAID and the Livelihoods and Food Security Improvement Trust (LIFT).