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Livestock and Fish sessions rethinking research pathways to rural poverty

This week in Addis Ababa, the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council held its Science Forum 2016 on agricultural research for rural prosperity.

The CGIAR research program on Livestock and Fish is involved in two breakout sessions: 130 more words


Fish genetics in the Livestock and Fish program: Year in review

Faster-growing, hardier and more disease-resistant fish have many benefits for small-scale farmers and resource poor consumers. The development of new techniques for producing genetically enhanced fish breeds enables farmers to achieve increased productivity and income, and also offers an affordable source of protein for the rural poor. 42 more words


Aquatic animal health in the Livestock and Fish program: Year in review

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing animal-food producing sectors, helping reduce reliance and pressure on wild capture fisheries. However, as global aquaculture production has grown in recent years, aquatic animal diseases have also emerged as a significant challenge. 45 more words


Exploring Indonesian aquaculture futures

In Indonesia, WorldFish and partners have applied a unique methodology to evaluate growth trajectories for aquaculture under various scenarios, as well as the opportunities and challenges these represent. 105 more words


Addressing Egypt's aquaculture challenges

Critical problems, including water quality and disease prevention, in the $1.5 billion Egyptian aquaculture industry were addressed in a meeting of key stakeholders in Cairo last week. 278 more words


Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) is now in its 14th generation since transfer to Malaysia

In Southeast Asia, tilapia farming is a major factor contributing to aquaculture, or fish farming, developed mainly around one species, Nile Tilapia. WordFish and its partner’s… 553 more words


Gender integration in aquaculture research and technology in Bangladesh

This working paper from WorldFish assesses how gender has been integrated within aquaculture technology interventions in Bangladesh.

It draws out existing knowledge, identifies research gaps, and selects practices to build upon–as well as practices to move away from. 26 more words