Capacity Development

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Florence Malama has joined the FishFirst! Zambia Team

Florence Malama has joined the FishFirst! Zambia team and will be working in-country to implement surveys at Lake Kariba.

Image Alternative Text: Dr. Basant Gomma, left, a graduate student in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, works alongside CVM Professor Dr. Mark Lawrence in February to observe fish while conducting research for the MSU-led Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish. The USAID-funded initiative aims to improve nutrition, food security and livelihoods in developing countries by supporting the sustainable development of aquatic habitats and fisheries. Lawrence serves as director of the Fish Innovation Lab. (Photo by Beth Wynn)

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.

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New Interactive Guidebook for Capacity Development in Agriculture Innovation

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…

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Meet the Deputy Director: Elin Torell

"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."

Image Alternative Text: F2F volunteer Karen Veverica at Lake Kariba in Zambia, during a field trip as part of training of trainers for a Zambian Ministry's aquaculture project

Virtual Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments in the Time of COVID-19

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…

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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.

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U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization highlights MSU partnership to strengthen food security

he Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is highlighting its partnership with Mississippi State University to develop and enhance animal and veterinary public health, plant and fish health, food safety and nutrition programs.

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2019-2020 Fish Innovation Lab Graduates

This academic year, four student researchers on Fish Innovation Lab project graduated from their colleges and universities.

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Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Nigeria's Aquaculture Sector Contributes to Sustainable Development

The low production and consumption of fish in Nigeria is because of rudimentary production systems in the country, more competitive imported fish products, and high poverty rates that limit purchasing power of consumers. The situation is further…