In the young half-island nation of Timor-Leste, fisheries are small-scale and have low catch rates, meaning fish is an underexploited source of nutrition and protein that can help combat the country’s high rate of malnutrition. Recognizing this, WorldFish is partnering with Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to lead a project funded by the Kingdom of Norway to develop the fisheries sector. Key project activities include a nearshore stock assessment, deployment of fish aggregating devices (FADs) in five rural communities and drafting of a new national fisheries strategy.
The My Community series provides a unique insight into the lives of people living on the edge between water and land.
Coastal zones, river deltas and floodplains are home to over 700 million people worldwide, many of whom are poor, and depend on fishing and farming to support their families.
My Community is a selection of short films commissioned by the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems that gives a voice to these communities as they tell their stories for the first time.
The Program aims to reduce poverty and improve food security for 50 million people living in aquatic agricultural systems throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific.