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November 1, 2017Knowledge Portal
Oceans’ contribution to food security for the poor: Confronting ominous trends

This article argues that the contributions of fisheries to food security are increasingly undermined by a set of powerful trends. These trends manifest in our societies in various ways, but to really understand them, it is necessary to study the underlying discourses. »

September 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Toward more inclusive and sustainable development of Zambian aquaculture

This policy brief describes opportunities and approaches for inclusive and sustainable development of the aquaculture sector in Zambia. Three innovative, inclusive approaches can be considered “good practice” to achieve impact at scale; pro-poor microfinance mechanisms; decentralized seed distribution model; and inclusive business models (contract farming) and out-grower schemes. »

GCP-1 midterm factsheet: Nutritious-system pond farming in Vietnam
March 14, 2017Research project
GCP-1 midterm factsheet: Nutritious-system pond farming in Vietnam

Please download the factsheet with midterm results of this GCP-1 project. »

March 6, 2017Knowledge Portal
Gender in the farmed fish value chain of Bangladesh: A review of the evidence and development approaches

This publication (PDF) by WorldFish analyzes gender relations in fish farming and value chains in Bangladesh, based on a literature review. To better appreciate the situation, it is important to understand the underlying social and gender norms that determine what women and men can and should do if the aim is to engage women, in particular, as more effective value chain actors. The authors state there are considerable differences in the ways and degrees to which men and women participate in the aquaculture value chain in Bangladesh. »

February 15, 2017Knowledge Portal
Aquaculture zoning, site selection and area management under the ecosystem approach to aquaculture

Land governance and water governance tend to address similar challenge with regard to the equitable distribution of resources. This handbook focuses on water governance and provides practical guidance on aquaculture spatial planning and management. »

February 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Fishing for proteins: How marine fisheries impact global food security up to 2050

This report by WWF Germany argues that sustainable managing of fishing is needed to answer to the increasing global demand for protein in the coming decades. If the situation doesn’t improve, millions of people may no longer be able to afford fish by 2050, particularly those in developing coastal countries. According to the projections made by this study, it will on the one hand be possible to fish approximately 112 million tons of fish around the world in 2050 if the current moderate level of fishery management effectiveness remains the same. »