Zambian aquaculture provides new opportunities for youth

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Maggie Chishala, 26 years old, and Hendrix Chishala, 20 years old, are young aquaculture farmers in Kamukate Village, Luwingu District. Photo by Chosa Mweemba.

Zambia’s emerging aquaculture sector is set to be a key supplier of fish and other aquatic foods in sub-Saharan Africa. The sector already employs approximately 13,000 people. Its growth presents an economic opportunity for youth, creating jobs along value chains … Read the rest

Gender researchers highlight approaches to achieving equal opportunities

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Gender transformative approaches deliver greater impacts for the sustainable livelihoods of women and men in aquatic food systems. Photo by Habibul Haque.

Gender transformative approaches (GTAs) are a WorldFish-pioneered innovation that has been in continuous development since 2012. Known as a set of ‘processes,’ they are used to tackle the root causes of gender inequalities, going beyond ‘business as usual’ to understand, … Read the rest

Food systems approach key to balancing biodiversity, livelihoods

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Introducing fishing bans during the hilsa breeding season greatly improved hilsa stocks in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Photo by Mohammad Mahabubur Rahman.

A food systems approach led the extraordinary recovery of hilsa fish stocks while boosting the livelihoods and food security of those dependent on aquatic food systems in Bangladesh. Balancing restrictions on fishing with the promotion of alternative Read the rest