Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals and plants, is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world. Today, this source provides half of all fish for human consumption (FAO 2016).
Woman showing prawns caught from her hatchery in Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo by M. Yousuf Tushar, 2014
A breakthrough aquafeed ingredient that greatly reduces the need for wild-harvest fishmeal has potential to boost the productivity of small-scale shrimp and fish farmers in developing countries.
In Mbanga village in Zambia’s Barotse floodplain, Justin Sibeso Mwangala and his wife share almost all household duties. They farm together, jointly decide how to spend household income and share cooking and child rearing responsibilities. But this way of life is not typical in their village.