Policymakers urged to prioritize aquatic foods to end malnutrition

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Fish and other aquatic foods offer a life-changing opportunity for the hundreds of millions of undernourished people around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Photo by Neil Palmer.
Global policymakers and development funders have been urged to think of fish and other aquatic species as a critical solution to food insecurity, and not just as a natural resource that supports livelihoods, in a newly-published paper by a group of multidisciplinary experts. 

New guidelines ease the way for fish-friendly irrigation systems

Matthew O'Leary -

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

Mobile app connects fish farmers with aquaculture information despite COVID-19 in Myanmar

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Small-scale household fish ponds, even as small as 15 m2, provide fresh fish that improves family nutrition and income. Photo by Michael Akester, 2018.

A new mobile application is delivering crucial aquaculture information to small-scale fish farmers who have restricted access to extension services due to lockdown measures in Myanmar.

The Shwe Ngar app, which was developed by WorldFish and partners with funding from … Read the rest