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Challenging structures: gender transformative interventions by livestock CRP in Ethiopia
Introduction: This study is a review of secondary literature that has been synthesized to extract information and demonstrate the implementation and impact of community conversations (CCs) on gender aspects of social norms in livestock-based systems in Ethiopia. Methods: The study used the phenomenological method of qualitative literat...
Meet our trained lean subject matter experts: A directory
We trained 27 lean subject matter experts (LSMEs) under the Improving Efficiency in the Nigerian Aquaculture Sector by Employing the Lean Production Systems project, sponsored by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish and implemented by WorldFish. LSMEs were trained to apply lean management principles tools to identify and fix was...
Development and Scaling of Sustainable Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systems theory of change
To understand the aquatic feed sector in Zambia, Kenya and Nigeria and to inform subsequent impact assessments of the Norad-Fasa project, the monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact assessment (MELIA) unit at WorldFish, together with implementing partners, organized 2-day workshops across the three countries. Using a participatory sys...
Can a cash crop be a women’s crop?: Examining gender norms, relations and equity around lentil commercialization in Ethiopia
The benefits of subsistence-crop commercialization may depend on gender norms and relations. In sub-Saharan Africa, crop commercialization has been shown to often have unequal outcomes for women and men due to pre-existing social hierarchies and norms around farm roles, asset ownership, control over crops and income, and local farming ...
Report on small-scale mechanization opportunities for feed and forage production in Mali
The report shows the results of this 2-week survey, including feed processing machines available in Mali (imported and manufactured) and farmer organizations and innovation platforms involved in feed business
WorldFish Annual Report 2022
The year 2022 was a pivotal one for WorldFish—a year of transformation and renewed vigor. In the face of mounting challenges, including climate crises, economic uncertainties, and the continued exploitation of natural resources to meet the increasing demand for aquatic foods, WorldFish doubled up on its mission to create an inclusive wo...
European Commission | TRUE-FISH R3.3: Improved protection of biodiversity, in relation to conservation of native species of tilapias in the EAC region. Annual narrative report: June 2022 to May 2023
This report outlines the results and milestones achieved by WorldFish in implementing actions to meet the objectives of TRUEFISH Result Area 3.3 (Improved protection of biodiversity), from June 2022 to May 2023.
Small ruminant value chain and empowerment: a gendered baseline study from Ethiopia
Introduction: Despite growing interest in gender analysis in value chains, comparatively few studies have analyzed gender relations in small ruminant value chains using sex-disaggregated quantitative data in livestock-based systems. Methods: Drawing on baseline data from the Small Ruminant Value Chain Development Program (SRVD) in Ethiop...
Developing optimum vaccination strategies for Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in East Africa - Understanding how gender and soci-economic factors influence the use of RVF vaccines
The overall project was a mixed methods study to inform the development of effective RVF vaccination strategies in East Africa. The project had 3 key research areas: 1) An RVF vaccination trial, 2) Understanding how gender and socioeconomic factors influence the use of RVF vaccines, 3)Training livestock producers and other stakeholders to...
Report of Seed production, Planning, Processing, Storage and Quality Assurance 20-23 June 2023, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Technical Assistance for Agricultural Transformation in Countries in Transition is a capacity building project that intends to effectively contribute to agricultural transformation in Africa’s transition contexts. The project supports capacity development and technical assistance activities to deliver innovative, highly impactful, a...
Lean management in aquaculture: A practical guide for smallholder fish farmers
Lean management is a powerful approach that can significantly benefit the aquaculture industry. By minimizing waste and maximizing value, businesses can improve the quality of their products and increase their profits while reducing their environmental impact. The practical guide will help solve the problem of inefficient processes, waste...
Integrated aquaculture-agriculture: Fish culture and plant crops module for arid areas
This guide explains the integration between fish culture and conventional crop agriculture and discusses how farmers can maximize benefits from using these resources. The main concept for any system of integration is that the outputs of one organism or system function as a source of inputs for another organism or system. For fish farmers,...
Good practices for preprocessing and cooking farmed fish
Fish is an important food for human consumption. Because of its high nutritional value, it can treat diseases caused by malnutrition, and it is especially suitable for children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. More than one billion people around the world get their animal protein requirements from fish, which also contains miner...
Best management practices for commercial tilapia reproduction in Northeast Africa
Tilapia hatcheries are the most common type of fish hatchery in Egypt, as well as many other countries globally. Their success has helped supply fish farms with quality tilapia seed, which in turn has increased farmed fish production in many parts of the world. With the fish farming industry growing so quickly, however, tilapia hatcheries...
Advancing Climate Smart Aquaculture Technologies (ACliSAT). A means for poverty reduction and food security
The ACliSAT project aims to improve pond designs for efficient water utilization, and adopt improved fish feeding practices, as well as adaptation of improved culture practices of Nile Tilapia to stimulate growth in emerging and existing aquaculture sectors in the three target countries (Egypt, Ethiopia and Eritrea).
Sustainable aquaculture for income, food and nutrition in Nigeria: Operational Plan 2023
The operational plan shows that the WorldFish program in Nigeria is organized around four main research pathways. The first three are the agreed-upon impact areas of WorldFish, which align with our adopted goal from the Nigeria new Agricultural Technology and Innovation Policy 2022–2027 of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural D...