AAS / Aquaculture / Bangladesh / CRP37 / Egypt / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Middle East / North Africa / Research / South Asia / Value Chains / WorldFish

Value chain transformation: Taking stock of WorldFish research on value chains and markets

This paper documents learning across WorldFish’s value chain research efforts in Asia and Africa. It has three main objectives: (1) to take stock of WorldFish’s past and ongoing research on value chains; (2) to draw out commonalities and differences between these projects; and (3) to provide a synthesis of some learning that can guide future work. Continue reading

Aquaculture / CRP37 / Fish / Genetics / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Southeast Asia / WorldFish

WorldFish breeding program produces 15th generation of improved GIFT tilapia

At WorldFish, the long-running selective breeding program for the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) strain is fundamental to it efforts to improve livelihoods and food security in Asia, the Pacific and Africa by improving aquaculture and fisheries. In 2016, WorldFish continued this vital GIFT breeding work, funded by the European Union, highlighted by the development of the 15th generation of GIFT and the first-ever distribution of GIFT fry to Myanmar.
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Animal Breeding / Aquaculture / CRP37 / Egypt / Fish / Genetics / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Middle East / North Africa / Value Chains / WorldFish

Improved tilapia breeding program in Egypt: A year in review

Since 2002, WorldFish has run a breeding program in Egypt for a faster-growing strain of Nile tilapia, known as the Abbassa improved strain. In 2016, with funding from the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish, WorldFish continued to develop the Abbassa strain by shifting to a winter breeding cycle and preparing to produce the 14th generation. Continue reading

Africa / Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / CRP37 / Egypt / Fish / Gender / Indonesia / Research / Value Chains / Women / WorldFish

Engendering security in fisheries and aquaculture: WorldFish systematic review and Indonesia experiences

On 3-7 August 2016, the Asian Fisheries Society in collaboration with 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (11th AFAF) organized the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF6) in Bangkok, Thailand. The livestock and fish program sponsored two presentations to this year’s symposium. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / CRP37 / Research / South Asia / WorldFish

Effects of White Spot Disease and biosecurity on shrimp farming in Bangladesh

Shrimp culture is of central importance in Bangladesh, shrimp being the cash component of many smallholder, polyculture fish farming systems. Shrimp also contributes substantial income through exports. However, production remains low compared with other countries for a number of reasons, including low availability of good quality post larvae (PL) seed stock, lack of credit facilities, and disease problems. Continue reading