Scaling Systems and Partnerships for Accelerating the Adoption of Improved Tilapia Strains by Small-Scale Fish Farmers (SPAITS)
Global demand for seafood continues to rise, driven by population growth, higher incomes, urbanization and increasing preference for seafood protein. As capture fisheries production has reached its limits, the growth of aquaculture is critical for meeting increasing demand for fish. One of the...
How research is helping fisherfolk in Myanmar to co-manage their fishery
New community fishing committees and a recent policy change informed by FISH research are enabling local communities in Myanmar to have more control over the resources they depend upon.
Research underlines potential of rice-fish farming in Myanmar
Research by FISH and partners shows that farming rice and fish together can increase rice yields, double profits and boost consumption of fish by poor households, providing a means to reduce poverty and achieve national nutrition and rural development targets.
Carrots and sticks: How incentives are conserving the hilsa fishery in Myanmar
For Myanmar's small-scale coastal and inland fishing communities, the hilsa fish, known locally as nga tha lauk , is a vital resource. Fishing hilsa employs over 1.5 million people in the country's most impoverished areas and provides a crucial source of food for many more. Hilsa can live for up to...
Carrots and Sticks: Incentives to Conserve Hilsa Fish in Myanmar
The objective of this project is to design a cost-effective, scientifically researched and participatory 'incentive-based' hilsa fishery management mechanism for Myanmar. The project will employ the ecosystem-based approach (EbA) in its information gathering, analysis, decision-making and...
Small-scale aquaculture improves the lives of farmers in Myanmar
In Myanmar, the fast-growing aquaculture sector has huge potential to improve the lives of rural households, which make up 70 percent of the population and depend largely on low-yielding agriculture for their livelihoods (FAO 2015). Research by the Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund ( LIFT )...
No more food worries: The big benefits of small fish farming in Myanmar
In Myanmar, fish is an important part of the diet. Households spend nearly as much money on fish ( 14 percent of food expenditure) as on rice (19 percent), and average fish consumption is estimated to be just above the global average at 21 kg/person/year . But, these figures hide a range of...