The trip to Timor-Leste between the 11th – 19th of June 2015 with CERES Global offered a unique opportunity to meet with various individuals and stakeholders from a range of backgrounds. This presented a valuable insight into a range of overlapping and cross cutting development directives, initiatives, programmes and projects being undertaken across scales.
Shrimp farming is an important agricultural activity in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. There are approximately 15,000 brackishwater farmers in Aceh, through typically they are small-scale farmers with less than two hectares of pond area.
Following positive results of a previous pilot project, JGVK developed a two year partnership with Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF). The overall goal of the project was to alleviate poverty in the project area through expanded aquaculture production among the poor farmers.
AwF has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Universidad Tecnológica Del Mar de Tamaulipas Bicentenario (UTMarT). The aim of this agreement is to jointly develop food security and personal training in the International Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer for Aquaculture, which will be AwF’s first Aquaculture Learning Centre (ALC).
Aquaculture is playing a vital role in the rural life for the farming people. The maximum available source of animal protein comes from fish.
From 2008 to 2010 Dr. Madhav K. Shrestha, Chair of the Aquaculture Department at the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Nepal, led Project Proforma. Project Proforma focused on empowering women through aquaculture and vegetable gardening in rural areas of Nepal.
Read the story of Monoara, a woman from Bangladesh who, with the help of AwF, used cage fishing techniques to earn enough money to buy 100 loaves of bread.
Holy Will Women Group has entered into a partnership with Aquaculture without Frontiers focusing on the implementation of a food-security initiative to mitigate poverty among smallholders in Homa Bay County of Kenya.