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  • Is this Black Soldier Fly the answer to food security in Africa?

    The insect larvae of the Black Soldier Fly can turn organic waste and manure into very high protein fish feed. The insects larvae production is cheap, thereby…

    Is this Black Soldier Fly the answer to food security in Africa?
  • COVID-19: Supporting farmers and communities in India

    Multiple initiatives in India subsidize hospital transport, share information or help deliver essential items to farmers.  We have seen considerable changes in India with the spread of the coronavirus across…

    COVID-19: Supporting farmers and communities in India
  • Podcast: Avoiding diseases in aquaculture as a sustainability tool

    In this podcast Flavio Corsin, IDH director of Aquaculture, talks about the importance of avoiding diseases in aquaculture as a sustainability tool. Disease outbreaks can cause major fish mortality, leading to loss…

    Podcast: Avoiding diseases in aquaculture as a sustainability tool
  • Honey farms in West Kalimantan enjoy increased demand during COVID-19

    The demand for honey produced by Padang Tikar village forest in Kubu Raya district, West Kalimantan (Indonesia) has increased by 500% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents of populous West Java and East Java have increased their consumption of honey, vitamin C and D3 as they believe this will boost their immune system. The honey is produced by Indonesian villagers who took up honey farming in 2018 as part of a community-based forest management initiative.

    Honey farms in West Kalimantan enjoy increased demand during COVID-19
  • Coronavirus may help spur aquaculture investments in Africa

    Originally posted on the Undercurrent News. The African aquaculture sector has become an even more appealing investment proposition in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Flavio Corsin — head of…

    Coronavirus may help spur aquaculture investments in Africa
  • Indonesian start-up adapts app to support shrimp farmers through COVID-19 crisis

    Shrimp farmers are a hardy bunch. In recent years, the industry has been hit by a number of viral diseases, such as the White Spot Disease and Early Mortality Syndrome. The Asian shrimp industry alone reported to have lost at least USD $20 billion in the last decade. This series of shocks has led the industry to bounce back better: with farmers increasingly cutting out use of antibiotics, reducing environmental impact of shrimp production and finding technological solutions to boost their resilience. Last year, Indonesian start-up JALA together with IDH launched a data-driven system to monitor and prevent shrimp diseases. But can these experiences bolster the industry’s immunity to the global impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic?

    Indonesian start-up adapts app to support shrimp farmers through COVID-19 crisis
  • GSSI and IDH launch Seafood MAP program to accelerate sustainable seafood

    On March 30 2020, at a SeafoodSource webinar, the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) and IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, launched Seafood MAP – a new market and investment program,…

    GSSI and IDH launch Seafood MAP program to accelerate sustainable seafood
  • Is your agribusiness taking advantage of the right digital opportunities?

    Artificial Intelligence, Big data, Internet of Things, Remote sensing, Robotics, and Mobile phones are changing many industries, yet they’ve only scratched the surface to induce a much-needed digital revolution in…

    Is your agribusiness taking advantage of the right digital opportunities?
  • Tilapia farming in Kenya and Tanzania can be profitable!

    Utrecht, February 1, 2020 – Larive International, coordinator of FoodTechAfrica, and IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, are excited to join forces to boost tilapia farming in East Africa through a…

    Tilapia farming in Kenya and Tanzania can be profitable!
  • Global partnership working towards joint agenda to accelerate sustainable seafood

    Securing healthy food and decent work for an estimated 10 billion people on the planet by 2050 will take urgent, collective action. To meet the growing demand in a sustainable…

    Global partnership working towards joint agenda to accelerate sustainable seafood