Small farmed fish can improve vitamin A intake in Bangladesh
A new WorldFish study finds that a long-term commitment to the farming of mola, a small indigenous fish species, could improve the vitamin A intake of the 98% of Bangladeshis who eat fish and save 3,000 lives over an 11-year period. In this edition of the WorldFish podcast, we are joined by WorldFish Senior Scientist, Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, to discuss this significant finding.
18 Jan 2016
Fishtrade for the Future: An opportunity for Africa
FishTrade is a pan-African project that aims to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. In this edition of the WorldFish podcast we are joined by project leader Sloans Chimatiro calling from Malawi to tell us more about this European Union funded project.
9 Oct 2015
Chinese market drives demand for overexploited sea cucumber
Sea cucumber is a luxury food item on the plates of wealthy Chinese consumers - a far cry from their origin in the tropical waters of the Pacific, where they are harvested by local communities for export. In this edition of the WorldFish podcast, natural resource management scientist, Hampus Eriksson, explains the importance of sea cucumber for Pacific communities, and discusses conservation measures to protect these species for future generations.
5 Jun 2015
Why engaging men and boys is critical for gender equality
International Women's Day is a key moment to reflect on the underlying causes of gender inequalities that restrict the lives and livelihoods of rural women. WorldFish Gender Scientist, Steven Cole, explains the importance of engaging men and boys as advocates and stakeholders in interventions that aim to improve gender equality.
6 Mar 2015
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Farmer-led innovation key to lasting change
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Farmed fish feed Bangladesh’s poor
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25 Aug 2014
Aquaculture: meeting the global demand for fish
With our global population projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, aquaculture will need to more than double from today’s level in order to satisfy the growing demand for fish. WorldFish Director of Aquaculture and Genetics, Dr. Michael Phillips, explains the benefits, and the risks, of intensifying aquaculture.
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“What have you done with these women – they have changed!”
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"Big Salmon" steps up, but don't forget the little guys - for their sake and ours
The salmon industry's decision to collectively pursue Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification is an important step, but it's upgrading small-scale farming where the big pay-offs lie.
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