In this five-minute video interview, WorldFish Director General Dr. Blake Ratner explains the research focus of the organization's 2017–2022 strategy and what’s new compared to previous years.
In Bangladesh, fishing has long been seen as ‘men’s work’. It’s a social perception that ignores the vital contribution of women to fisheries—30 percent of women in rural and coastal areas are directly or indirectly engaged in small-scale fisheries—and whose increased involvement in fisheries management could lead to increased household well-being.
Beneficiaries participating in an integrated rice-agriculture training in Sierra Leone. Photo by Monica Pasqualino.
When WorldFish began working in Sierra Leone on the USAID Feed the Future project in 2015, the inland fish-farming sector was producing nowhere near its potential.