Women in aquaculture: Dr. Mary Lundeba

Bonnie Waycott -

Sorting fish as part of aquaculture in Zambia efforts.
Dr. Mary Lundeba (left) and research assistant Esther Lee sorting fish in northern Zambia. Photo by Chosa Mweemba.

Aquaculture in Zambia is a significant industry, contributing around 30,000 metric tonnes, or 27 percent, of the country’s total fisheries production. Despite this, more efforts to farm fish are needed, as the lack of production is a major cause of Zambia’s low fish consumption, says Dr. Mary Lundeba, a WorldFish scientist and field researcher.

“She’s just the cleaning lady”: Reflecting on gender norms

Miranda Morgan -

Woman carrying home vegetables in Khulna, Bangladesh.

I had just arrived at our training venue in Dhaka and watched as the manager stood at the top of the stairs, screaming orders at the woman rushing around to help me. When I expressed my distaste for his behavior, he smiled and said, “Don’t worry. She’s just the cleaning lady”.

SmartFarm project helps communities produce more fish

Melody Braun -

Fish Habitat Development Ring in Bangladesh.

A guest blog by Melody Braun, the Bangladesh focal point for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), who reflects on the implementation of fish rings in Jhalokhati, Bangladesh.