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. 

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

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