Climate-smart innovations can boost aquatic food systems productivity in Bangladesh, says climate change expert

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The role of aquatic food systems in Bangladesh is wide. Climate services can support more climate-resilient decisions among local fishermen and fish workers. Photo by Balaram Mahalder, 2010.

Climate-smart innovations are urgently needed to help poor and vulnerable aquatic food system actors withstand climate-shocks in Bangladesh, said WorldFish climate change researcher Peerzadi Rumana Hossain at a virtual roundtable in late August.

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Improving Biosecurity: A Science-Based Approach to Manage Fish Disease Risks and Increase Socioeconomic Contribution

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Field testing of the value chain assessment tool, Oyo State. Photo by Sunil Siriwardena.

Nigeria is now one of Africa’s largest aquaculture producers with catfish (Clarias spp. and Heterobranchus spp.) and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) being the dominant farmed fish.

Fish demand and aquaculture will grow substantially in the coming years, yet … Read the rest