Working with national governments and partners, the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH) focuses on improving the productivity of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce poverty and improve food and nutrition security. Our publication database provides access to publications and links to research published in refereed journals and periodicals.

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The Feed the Future Sierra Leone Scaling up Aquaculture Production (SAP) project supports the development of the aquaculture sector in Sierra Leone to increase fish production, consumption and the incomes of small-scale farmers. The WorldFishled project focuses on Tonkolili District, one of the poorest and nutritionallyinsecure regions in the country, with a 28.2 percent childhood stunting rate.

Bangladesh is a global leader in inland fish production and has been ranked as the fifth largest producer of aquaculture food fish in the world. The fisheries sector, including aquaculture, provides employment to 17.8 million people, out of which women constitute 1.4 million. The shrimp industry alone employs over one million people in its processing factories, out of which 88.64 percent are women.

Indonesia is one of the top ten aquaculture-producing countries globally. The sector makes a significant contribution to the country’s development. Women are engaged in a range of aquaculture production and value chain activities in Indonesia. In particular, women are predominate in marketing and processing. Despite this, there is currently a lack of information regarding women’s roles – and more fundamentally – the outcomes for women and factors that enable or constrain these.

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