Awards & Recognition

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MSU Faculty Appointed to National Boards Advising U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Congress

Two Mississippi State University faculty members are serving on national boards that provide insight and advice to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Congress, one of which is our Director, Mark Lawrence, who was reappointed to serve on the U.S.…

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Lawrence Named MSU’s 2024 SEC Faculty Achievement Award Winner

Fish Innovation Lab Director Mark Lawrence receives prestigious SEC Faculty Achievement Award for outstanding teaching accomplishments and nationally and internationally recognized scholarship.

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Fish Innovation Lab Nutrition Specialist Dr. Lora Iannotti Receives 2022 BIFAD Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab

The Fish Innovation Lab's nutrition specialist and PI of the Samaki Salama activity, Lora Iannotti, is the recipient of the 2022 BIFAD Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab. This honor recognizes her work to improve…

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2021 World Food Prize Awarded to Fish Innovation Lab Contributing Researcher Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

On May 11, Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted was named the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate for her groundbreaking work on nutrition, fish, and aquatic food systems. Thilsted is the global lead for nutrition and public health at WorldFish and a…

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Fish4Zambia Team Presents at 2021 Women and Gender in International Development Conference

Fish4Zambia team members Kathleen Ragsdale, Pamela Marinda, Mary Read-Wahidi, Lauren Pincus, Elin Torell, and Robert Kolbila presented a poster at the 2021 Women and Gender in International Development Conference held virtually from February 23-26,…

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New Team Members Join Bighead Catfish Culture Project

Two new team members have joined the Development of Bighead Catfish Culture for Sustainable Aquaculture project in Cambodia.

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Researchers Present at International Conference on Global Food Security

Kathleen Ragsdale (Mississippi State University), Pamela Marinda (University of Zambia), Mary Read-Wahidi (Mississippi State University), Lauren Pincus (WorldFish), Elin Torell (University of Rhode Island), and Robert Kolbila (Mississippi State…

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Fish Innovation Lab Awards Additional Project in Kenya

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.

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$5.7 million to fight global hunger awarded by MSU-based Fish Innovation Lab

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).

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Detailed Country Listing of New Fish Innovation Lab Projects

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish has awarded $6.2 million USD to 13 research-for-development projects to address food and nutrition security in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia.