Gender assumptions harm progress on climate adaption and resilience, new study finds

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New research suggests breaking down stereotypes and prejudices about gender is necessary to create environments to enable all people to exercise their agency to cope, change and adapt to climate change. Photo by Kate Bevitt.

Outdated assumptions around gender continue to hinder effective and fair policymaking and action for climate mitigation and adaptation, a new study published in Nature Climate Change has found.  

Gender—alongside other identities like race, class and age—has a powerful influence on Read the rest

Nutrition-sensitive approaches from pond to plate in Myanmar

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Daw Ng Sheng Phoo in her backyard garden. After learning about the benefits of a diverse diet Sheng Phoo has increased her production and consumption of diverse, nutritious fish and vegetables. Photo supplied by Sheng Phoo.

Looking at aquaculture through a nutrition lens is leading production and dietary shifts toward diverse, nutritious fish and vegetables for women and their families in inland Myanmar.

For Daw Ng Sheng Phoo, a 42-year-old mother and fish farmer, small fish … Read the rest

New guidelines ease the way for fish-friendly irrigation systems

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Inland fisheries are a primary source of livelihoods as well as food and nutrition security for many in low- and middle-income countries. Photo by Fani Llauradó for Worldfish Cambodia, 2018.

A new set of guidelines provides practical guidance on the integration of irrigation systems with fisheries in a bid to boost resilient and productive food systems in Asia and Africa.

Inland fisheries are a primary source of livelihoods as well … Read the rest