Despite the fact that Myanmar is one of the world’s top 10 fish-producing nations, women are often afforded less access to productive assets and training than their male counterparts. Increasingly, government and development agencies are taking action to close this gender gap as part of efforts to support and drive growth in the sector.
Farmed fish is playing an ever larger role in Asian diets, contributing to diversification away from the main staple food, rice. But what are the implications of such changes for nutrition, health and livelihoods?
A farmer tending his small scale aquaculture pond, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar. Photo by Toby Johnson, 2016.
With support from ACIAR, the Government of Myanmar is improving its understanding of local communities and promoting fish-farming technologies adapted to smallholders.