Gender Equity

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in Crab Farming for Women in Bangladesh

The crab sector has provided a variety of economic possibilities for the coastal poor and marginalized women who were working as non-waged laborers. Women are involved in crab farming in a variety of ways, but the Covid-19 pandemic negatively…

Image Alternative Text: Betty Muleya speaking during the nutrition training in Siavonga

A Community Health Worker Becomes a Fishfirst! Zambia Champion and Local Catalyst for Change

Betty Muleya, a community health worker in Sinazongwe District of Zambia, took an active role in the FishFirst! Zambia activities and has been a local advocate, spreading the word about the benefits of fish consumption for mothers and children and…

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

Oysters’ Potential as a Rich Source of Micronutrients in Ghana May be Threatened by Heavy Metal Contamination

The Fish Innovation Lab's "Micronutrient Impact of Oysters in the Diet of Women Shellfishers" activity has discovered that there are high levels of mercury evident in the oysters as well as contamination with arsenic, cadmium, and lead. “I hope the…

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Role of Fish and Other Aquatic Animal-Source Food in Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security in Africa

In this video, four Fish Innovation Lab-supported activities are featured during this exciting and informative session, which focuses on nutrition and food security in vulnerable small-scale fishing communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Image Alternative Text: Chakrya Chum (right) and researchers collecting fish data.

Building the First Nutritional Database for Fish in Cambodia

Our researchers are aiming to make more information available to scientists, policymakers, and farmers about fish nutrition and preservation techniques. Read this Feed the Future article on the work being done through the "Increasing Sustainability…

Image Alternative Text: Group photo of a section of training participants in Ebonyi state, Nigeria (Photo credit: Bamidele Omitoyin, University of Ibadan)

Summer Trainings Move the Needle Toward a More Sustainable Farming System for Nigeria

The Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture as Farm Diversification Strategy activity is moving the needle toward a more sustainable farming system for Nigeria. Through summer trainings and research plots, the team is providing knowledge on how to rice-…

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Meet the Gender and Youth Equity Specialist: Mary Read-Wahidi

Meet Mary Read-Wahidi, one of the Fish Innovation Lab's gender and youth equity specialists. "One thing that I think is surprising (about places where food insecurity is prevalent) is you can have these important and nutritious cash crops, but the…

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Women Employment in Integrated Gher (Rice-Fish-Vegetable) Farming

In this video by the Machine Learning for Better Aquaculture activity, Bangladeshi women harvest vegetables on an integrated gher farm or rice-fish-vegetable farm, which helps them earn income for themselves and their families.

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Safe Fish for Children and Expecting Mothers

Learn about how the Nourishing Nations activity is working toward helping women and youth have safe, nutritious fish to add to their diets. Read Terezie Tolar-Peterson's Agrilinks article to find out more!

Image Alternative Text: Seated, Bora, a male caregiver from Kuruwitu village, received nutrition education on the multiple nutrients in fish from a nutrition educator.

Individualized Nutrition Education and Group Cooking Demonstrations Increase Knowledge on Fish Consumption Among Caregivers

Bora, a participant in the Samaki Salama cooking demonstrations, not only received nutrition education thanks to the team's work, but he also learned how to cook healthy, well-balanced meals for himself and his four-year-old son. Read this success…