Role of Fish and Other Aquatic Animal-Source Food in Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security Among Vulnerable Populations in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia

9 Nov 10:30 am

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - Room 156A

In low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) across sub-Saharan Africa an estimated 250 million children less than five years of age have impaired development arising, in part, from malnutrition and extreme poverty. Funded by the USAID, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish aims to mitigate poverty and improve nutrition, food security, and livelihoods in LMIC countries by supporting sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture systems that are nutrition-sensitive, gender responsive, and benefit vulnerable populations. This session presents results from four Fish Innovation Lab-supported projects focused on nutrition and food security in vulnerable small-scale fishing communities in sub-Saharan Africa.


Lora Iannotti  - Washington University in St. Louis

Kathleen Ragsdale - Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State University

Program Schedule

11:00 AM

    5084: FishFirst! Zambia: Research on Individual- and Household-Level Food Insecurity among Vulnerable Communities at Lake Kariba

    Kathleen Ragsdale - Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State University

    11:15 AM

      5084: Samaki Salama for healthy child growth and sustainable fisheries in coastal Kenya

      Lora Iannotti - Washington University in St. Louis

      10:30 AM

        5084: Improving nutritional and food safety knowledge of small-scale fish processors in Delta State, Nigeria

        Terezie Tolar-Peterson - Mississippi State University

        10:45 AM

          5084: The potential nutritional benefits and health risks of oysters in Ghana: results from the Women Shellfishers and Food Security (WSFS) Project

          Brietta Oaks - Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island