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Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia Helps Address World Hunger

by Christin VanZant last modified Oct 10, 2017 07:09 PM
Contributors: Liaz Mayer
A genetically improved farmed tilapia breed known for fast growth and high yield is helping address world hunger and reduce poverty.

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WorldFish, a non-profit group based in Malaysia, developed the GIFT variety of tilapia over the last three decades by employing selective breeding techniques, said The Pioneer. The GIFT tilapia is the most widely farmed tilapia variety across the globe; it can grow to market size (600-700 gm) within six months of crop duration and can yield 3-4 tons/acre/crop, the report added.

 

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