6 aquatic food system innovations transforming women’s livelihoods

Shakuntala Thilsted -

Women are crucial to nutrition-sensitive aquatic food system innovations, providing labor, innovative ideas, and entrepreneurship. Photo by Neil Palmer.

WorldFish’s Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, Aquatic Food Systems, and Vice Chair of the 2021 UN Food System Summit Action Track 4: Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, shares her experience developing nutrition-sensitive innovations that are transforming women’s Read the rest

Savings groups support women’s financial independence during COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Tasnuva Zaman -

Taslima Begum sews dresses with a sewing machine provided through a WorldFish research for development effort to boost the financial independence of women during COVID-19. Photo by Tasnuva Zaman.

Already suffering from climate disasters and persistent floods, Bangladesh’s coastal communities were sorely impacted by the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Lockdown restrictions halted fishing activities, which are the main source of income, nutrition, and livelihoods in many rural areas.… Read the rest