Gender Equity

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Samaki Salama Team's Executive Summary

The Samaki Salama activity aimed to promote sustainable fisheries practices and improve the nutritional status of young children. Read the team's executive summary to learn about their results and recommendations to address human health and…

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Sustainable Aquatic Food Systems: Multisectoral Analysis of Determinants of Child Nutrition in Coastal Kenya

The Samaki Salama activity in Kenya has a new journal article in Frontiers. This study aimed to map the multidimensional determinants of fish food security and young child nutrition in four coastal communities of Kenya with a view toward designing a…

Image Alternative Text: Katapa (right) is measuring crayfish in Siavonga at Lake Kariba with Gordon Mudenda of the University of Zambia (left) and Hazembe of the Department of Fisheries (center).

Know the Risks: Researching Invasive Crayfish in Zambia Leads to a Future Career in Aquaculture Research

Chibwe Katapa is a student at the University of Zambia, and she wanted to learn about aquaculture to make a difference in the lives of her people in Zambia. Katapa is doing just that by investigating the growth and spread of the invasive crayfish,…

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Fish Innovation Lab Dives Into Research in East Africa to Improve Health and Sustainability

Watch this video to find out how eight Fish Innovation Lab activities in Kenya and Zambia have improved fishery sustainability, nutrition education, fish vaccine development, and more in East Africa.

Image Alternative Text: Amarachi Nweke attended a workshop put on by the Farm Diversification team to learn more about rice-fish farming. Here, she is speaking at the workshop.

From Rice to Fish: Boosting Productivity and Nutrition Through Farm Diversification

Amarachi Nweke, from Ebonyi State in Nigeria, learned about how to convert rice fields to incorporate fish farming from the Fish Innovation Lab's Farm Diversification team. "When I heard about the activity, I was delighted to learn that I can…

Image Alternative Text: Atinuke Onaduja is showing off the fish oil gotten by using Lean technology.

Onaduja Transformed her Business With Lean Tools and Helped Others do the Same

Atinuke Onaduja learned how to be more efficient and reduce waste to improve her fish farming operation through a Fish Innovation Lab activity on Lean management. "The Lean training has changed everything,” Onaduja said. “You want to invest your…

Image Alternative Text: Onorame Otomiewo doing clean up after she found out the root cause of the problem in her hatchery during the Lean training in Ogun State.

Otomiewo Used Lean Tools to Turn Around the Aquaculture Business of her Farming Cluster

When Onorame Otomiewo from Nigeria got involved with the Fish Innovation Lab's activity on Lean management, she said it was a turning point for her and her business. After completing the 9-day Lean training program in Ogun State, she gained the…

Image Alternative Text: Taabia’s photo was taken while helping with the analysis of the oyster samples.

Oysters Have Potential as a Rich Source of Micronutrients in Ghana

The Fish Innovation Lab's activity, which examined the micronutrient impact of oysters in women shellfishers' diets, has discovered that heavy metal contamination is not a concern in the study area in Ghana with levels of mercury, arsenic, cadmium,…

Image Alternative Text: Mothers evaluating instant porridge with fish powder. Photo by Agness Chileya

Combating Malnutrition in Zambia With Fish-Based Recipes

FishFirst! Zambia implemented nutrition training to promote enhanced nutrition for women and children using recipes, which incorporate fish powder. This article also includes a short video on the activity highlighted at the end of the article.

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MSU Undergraduate Students Serving up Research to Feed Zambians

Three Mississippi State University undergraduate students participated in the 2023 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium, presenting on Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish research aimed to end hunger in Zambia.