Mississippi State University and its partners, through the Feed the Future initiative, are developing new technologies and practices to improve the resilience of aquaculture and fishery systems to meet income and nutrition needs of vulnerable groups, especially women and young children.
Why does the fish story from our evolutionary past matter today? It is important because some populations around the world have lost access to the shore-based diets or similar nutrient rich animal foods with serious consequences for their health and survival.
Florence Malama has joined the FishFirst! Zambia team and will be working in-country to implement surveys at Lake Kariba.
"I strongly wish that all people in a society should know and be aware about eating more fish, which have enough nutrition benefit to keep their health well and boost up the body immunity to fight against all type of diseases, including novel coronavirus we are currently experiencing as a pandemic."
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish (Fish Innovation Lab) at Mississippi State University (MSU) has awarded approximately $500,000 to a new project aimed at helping solve hunger and improve ecosystems in coastal Kenya.
Rajob Ali started working as a farm manager at his father’s small-scale rice farm and now owns an aquaculture farm in Fulpur upazila under Mymensingh district of Bangladesh.
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.