Image Alternative Text: Taken during a research site visit in December 2022, the research team identified food safety issues at wet markets in Bangladesh in order to come up with an intervention strategy to improve food safety and hygiene practices. The photo shows both packaged and unpacked fish in a local fish market to show the need for better food safety measures in local markets. (Photo by Mohammad Aminul Islam.)

Safe Food for a Healthy Future

Ensuring food safety is not just about preventing illness, rather it is about securing a healthier, smarter, and more prosperous future for the nation. Read Mohammad Aminul Islam and Mohammed Badrul Amin's Agrilinks blog post to learn more about…

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Fish Innovation Lab Resilience Brief: Highlights of Program Achievements and Recommendations

The Fish Innovation Lab has strengthened the resilience of key aspects of aquaculture and fishery systems in countries spanning Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria, to name a few. In the process, researchers, implementers, and communities have…

Image Alternative Text: Harvesting Fish Innovation Lab carp brooders. Photo by M. Gulam Hussain

Cryogenic Sperm Banking Team's Executive Summary

Cryogenic sperm banking can be used to assist the government and private hatcheries to develop brood banks by protecting and providing quality germplasm of Indian major carps and exotic carps. Read the research team's executive summary to learn more…

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Foodborne Pathogens Team's Executive Summary

This Fish Innovation Lab activity estimated the prevalence of foodborne pathogens and revealed that fish from retail markets had high levels of contamination with foodborne pathogens. The research team believes that an intervention at the cut-up…

Image Alternative Text: The photograph shows vegetable and fish production using the sorjan method by youth Mynul Islam in the Patuakhali district of Bangladesh. Photo Credit: Mohammad Lokman Ali.

From Waste to Wealth: Using Aquaculture Effluent to Boost Agricultural Production in Bangladesh

Using aquaculture waste for agricultural production can reduce the use and cost of water, competition for water, chemical fertilizers as well as the environmental impact of releasing nutrient-rich agricultural water into fresh and saltwater bodies.…

Image Alternative Text: Fish sampling in Shafiujjaman Momin’s pond for growth measurement.

Advancing Aquaculture Systems Productivity Through Carp Genetic Improvement Team's Executive Summary

The Advancing Aquaculture Systems Productivity Through Carp Genetic Improvement team aimed to produce new generations of improved carp in Bangladesh—catla, rohu, and silver carp. Read the team's executive summary to find out how these new…

Image Alternative Text: Table 1, shown in this picture, provides descriptive statistics of the variables used in this study.

Trade Credits in Farming: A Drain for Gain in the Aquaculture Industry of Bangladesh

The Strategies for an Inclusive Aquaculture Value Chain in Bangladesh activity has a new peer-reviewed journal article in Aquaculture Economics & Management. Read the abstract to learn more about the activity's findings.

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Strategies for an Inclusive Aquaculture Value Chain in Bangladesh Team’s Executive Summary

The Strategies for an Inclusive Aquaculture Value Chain in Bangladesh team aimed to analyze the economic implications of increased aquaculture production in terms of food security and market access based on data obtained from a primary survey and…

Image Alternative Text: Aerial view of a patchwork of integrated fish-prawn-vegetable “ghers” in Kulna district, southwest Bangladesh.

Harnessing Machine Learning Team's Executive Summary

The Harnessing Machine Learning activity utilized artificial intelligence (machine learning) and remote sensing to extract and analyze data on fishponds from satellite images. The data gathered facilitated development of an interactive online data…

Image Alternative Text: Woman stands near field with table of dried fish

United States Announces $29 Million Investment to Extend Two Feed the Future Innovation Labs

USAID announced a five-year extension for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research. These critical investments will increase productivity and raise incomes of small-scale farmers…