March 2017 newsletter
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Why gender equity matters in fisheries and aquaculture

Today, WorldFish is celebrating International Women’s Day. In this interactive feature, we look at at how enabling women to fully engage in and benefit from small-scale fisheries and aquaculture can reduce poverty and hunger in developing countries.

Tackling the problems of poor women fish retailers in Egypt

Training and access to low-cost credit enable poor women fish retailers in Egypt to increase their sales.

Blake Ratner

Gender equity research at WorldFish

In this short interview, Director General Dr. Blake Ratner explains why gender equity research is vital to WorldFish’s work.

Bina’s success story: From day laborer to hatchery owner

Bina Majhi’s fish hatchery business in Hajipur is thriving thanks to support and training received from WorldFish projects.

Putul inspires community to conserve hilsa

Putul Rani is leading efforts in her rural village to protect hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh.

Story  |  Video
Report: ASEAN countries will reach 24% of global seafood output by 2030
The mystery of New England’s 1816 ‘year without a summer’ solved: Researchers find volcanic eruption in Indonesia to blame for massive change in climate
The Damned Don: Lao hydropower project pushes ahead despite alarm from scientists
CI, ASC, RAS, the Seriola Cobia Standard, and the future of earth as we know it

Recent blogs and podcasts

Overcoming gender-based challenges in Zambia

WorldFish has created a new guide, now ready for piloting, that aims to promote gender equity in the Barotse Floodplain, Zambia.

Combatting gender barriers in small-scale fisheries

Fishing is often seen as a male domain, meaning that women’s contributions often go unseen and women are excluded from decisions on fisheries governance.


‘Invisible’ fisher women find their voice

Around 70 rural fisher women will come together at the 2nd Fisher Women Congress being held on 11 March in Bhola, Bangladesh.


Feature webinar


Measuring gender-transformative change

In this 1-hour webinar that was held on 16 February, presenters from WorldFish and CARE USA discuss ways to measure the impact of gender transformative approaches.

About  |  Screencast  |  Slides

Recent publications

Bringing analysis of gender and social-ecological resilience together in small-scale fisheries research: Challenges and opportunities

Gender in the farmed fish value chain of Bangladesh: A review of the evidence and development approaches

A synthesis of convergent reflections, tensions and silences in linking gender and global environmental change research

Understanding adaptive capacity to innovate in social-ecological systems: Applying a gender lens

Social dynamics shaping the diffusion of sustainable aquaculture innovations in the Solomon Islands


Short-term financial experts

General accountant
(national) – closes 15 March

Country Director

General application

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