Coastal communities in Malaita, Solomon Islands are leading training workshops to teach participants how to replant mangroves and corals. These critical ecosystems provide breeding grounds and habitats for marine fish and other aquatic animals that support the livelihoods of thousands of subsistence fishers and their families.
However, they are also a source of building materials, firewood and lime, and are under threat from overharvesting. Replanting mangrove forests and replenishing coral reefs will help to secure these natural resources and their vast benefits in to the future.
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.