Gender Equity

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FishFirst! Zambia Team's Executive Summary

FishFirst! Zambia’s goal was to determine feasibility of harnessing the power of nutrient-dense pelagic small fish to help fill protein and micronutrient gaps among food-insecure infants, young children, and families. Read how the team conducted…

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Nourishing Nations Team's Executive Summary

The Nourishing Nations team set out to help fish processors in Delta State, Nigeria, to produce better products for their businesses, using hygienic food handling practices to reduce the risks of food safety issues. Understanding how traditional…

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Aquaculture Diversification Team's Executive Summary

The Aquaculture Diversification team used what they learned from their rice-fish trials to develop a technology guide, enabling more than 100 rice farmers with little or no knowledge of aquaculture to successfully introduce fish into their rice…

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Micronutrient Impact of Oysters Team’s Executive Summary

Read the Micronutrient Impact of Oysters team's executive summary to learn about their results and recommendations from their cross-sectional study among 504 women shellfishers living near three oyster estuarine sites along the coastline of Ghana.…

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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…

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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…