Animal Breeding / Aquaculture / 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

Books and Chapters / CGIAR / CIAT / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Research / Value Chains / Women / WorldFish

Gender integration in livestock and fish research

Between 2012 and 2016, the Livestock and Fish program’s Gender Initiative supported an integrated approach to gender in its technical research.

Today in Cali, Colombia, the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network Annual Meeting launches a book about these experiences, showing that attention to gender equality and an understanding of gender dynamics leads to better science, more effective interventions and more inclusive development. Continue reading

CGIAR / CIAT / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Value Chains / WorldFish

Tropentag workshop: Empowering livestock and fish smallholders through multi-stakeholder platforms and value chains

On 19 September 2016, ’empowering livestock and fish smallholders through multi-stakeholder platforms and value chains’ is the focus of a Livestock and Fish research program workshop at the Tropentag 2016 conference. Continue reading

Africa / Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / Egypt / Fish / Gender / Indonesia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / 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 / LIVESTOCK-FISH / 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

ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Research / Value Chains / WorldFish

Towards a toolkit to analyse livestock and fish value chains

On 18–20 May 2016, a small group of researchers from the International livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and WorldFish working in the Livestock and Fish program participated in a writeshop to consolidate all the different value chain tools produced and used over the past four years into one comprehensive value chain analysis toolkit. The objective is to produce a toolkit- a well-organised set of tools that can be used to identify ‘best bet’ interventions that improve the effectiveness, efficiency and inclusiveness of livestock and fish value chains – that can be adopted by other practitioners in agricultural research for development. Continue reading

Asia / Bangladesh / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia / Value Chains / WorldFish

Shrimp, prawn and the political economy of social wellbeing in rural Bangladesh:

Wellbeing is gaining prominence in international development discourse as an alternative means of conceptualising and assessing progress against human development goals. This paper operationalizes the concept of social wellbeing (comprised of interlinked material, subjective and relational dimensions) as a framework for understanding the effects of agrarian change, as experienced by inhabitants of two villages in … Continue reading