Implementing nutrition-sensitive pond polyculture in Zambia: WorldFish teams up with Peace Corps volunteers

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Peace Corps volunteers in Luwingu, Northern Province, Zambia: Taryn Cadena, Rural aquaculture Project, left, and Katie Thomas, Community Health Empowerment Project, right. Photo by Doina Huso.

We sat down with Taryn Cadena and Katharine (Katie) Thomas, two young women who were invited to attend the Nutrition-sensitive Fish Agri-food Systems workshop, held in Lusaka, in late February, and had an engaging conversation about their experiences working in … Read the rest

Nutrition-sensitive fish production in Bangladesh: Potential approach for Myanmar?

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Women harvesting mola in Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo by Yousuf Tushar.
In Myanmar, fish is an important food in the diet, with an annual average national intake of 21 kilograms per capita. An increasing demand for fish has boosted aquaculture, which has grown rapidly in the last 20 years. However, there are geographical disparities in fish supply and consumption, with a low consumption of 8.5 kilograms per capita per year in distant, hilly and mountainous regions.