The project enhanced understanding of postharvest aquaculture value chain, postharvest losses along aquaculture value chains, characteristics of aquaculture production systems in Nigeria, aquaculture contributions to rural livelihoods and household incomes, the role of women in aquaculture, and the way forward for the aquaculture postharvest sector in Nigeria.
The Fish Innovation Lab supports applied fisheries and aquaculture research in five Feed the Future countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia. A common thread in all projects is to promote technology adoption and positive behavior change that improve nutrition of vulnerable groups and sustain fish stocks for future generations.
The Postdoctoral Researcher will help develop a nationally and internationally recognized and extramurally funded multidisciplinary research program focusing on animal cell culture optimization with an emphasis on seafood.
MSU continues international leadership in aquaculture, world’s fastest-growing food production sector
As aquaculture and fisheries play an increasingly important role in addressing global food security, Mississippi State University is continuing to build its reputation as an international leader in the field.
Fish Innovation Lab researchers and staff contributed to a new interactive guidebook for practitioners of agriculture for development. Published by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, this guidebook brings together tools and resources to help practitioners design and implement capacity development activities with an innovation systems approach in mind.
Threatened Fisheries Resources and Biological Diversity of Baikka Beel Sanctuary at Hail Haor Wetland in Bangladesh
The Baikka Beel Sanctuary is a unique example of wetland best management practices at Hail Haor wetland ecosystem, which could be used to restore ecosystem values and services and conserve fish breeding grounds for restocking indigenous fish species every season.
"I believe it is critical to take an integrated approach to fisheries management where you consider how human behaviors and context, including population and health, influence the choices people make within the fisheries sector."
The USAID-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program is a volunteer program which provides technical assistance to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries to promote sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production, and marketing.
Through the $5.7 million, the Fish Innovation Lab is supporting 12 research-for-development projects focused on aquaculture and fisheries activities along the fish value chain in Bangladesh (3), Cambodia (2), Kenya (1), Nigeria (5) and Zambia (1).
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish has awarded $5.7 million USD to 12 research-for-development projects to address food and nutrition security in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia.