Gender Equity

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FishFirst! Zambia Research Scholars Present Posters at 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Ania Issac and Makayla Smith, two MSU undergraduate research scholars, presented posters of FishFirst! Zambia research at the 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Mississippi State University.

Image Alternative Text: All fish farmers were awarded a certificate after the day-long training at PSTU.

Aquaculture Training Teaches Bangladesh Farmers Business Practices to be More Profitable

A day-long training workshop for fish farmers on scientific and farm business management practices in Bangladesh provides the knowledge farmers need to diversify their farming operations to earn more income. This training by the Strategies for…

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Integrated Rice-Fish Farming in Nigeria: A Resilient Approach in the Face of Climate Change

Severe weather events like flooding, drought and rising temperatures disproportionately affect many Nigerian fishing and farming communities given the naturally arid conditions of their environment. Read the full story by Feed the Future to learn…

Image Alternative Text: Researchers in a boat: Front row from left to right is Phannara and Phun, and in the back row from left to right is Champapao, Chakriya Chum, and Sreyden, visiting fishermen along the Sre Ambel River to collect fish for nutrition analysis.

Building Capacity: Graduate Student in Cambodia Working on the First Nutritional Database for Fish

The "Increasing Sustainability of Fisheries and Aquaculture for Resilience of Cambodian Communities" project is helping develop a nutritional database for fish, which will provide the knowledge to help fill in gaps and limitations in fishery…

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Working from the Inside Out: How the Fish Innovation Lab Helps Partners Integrate Gender in Their Activities

A four-part series of briefs synthesizes the results of the Gender Responsive Aquaculture/Fisheries Development Assessment, an internal survey to measure gender integration in the Fish Innovation Lab's research portfolio.

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Fish and Complementary Feeding Practices for Young Children: Qualitative Research Findings From Coastal Kenya

The Samaki Salama team has a new publication accepted in PLOS ONE. This study examines barriers to fish consumption during the complementary feeding period in two coastal counties of Kenya with high rates of child malnutrition.

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Turning the Mirror Inward: Gender Integration Among Fish Innovation Lab Research Teams

A new brief highlights findings from the Gender Responsive Aquaculture/Fisheries Development Assessment (GRADA-FIL) related to gender integration within Fish Innovation Lab research teams.

Image Alternative Text: To better understand baseline conditions of households and fishers, nutrition educators with the Samaki Salama project visited households to gather information to help bridge educational gaps in nutrition. Photo Credit: Francis Mbogholi

The Fish Innovation Lab: Improving Livelihoods through Food Security Research

Aquaculture and fisheries play an important role in food security. Check out how the Innovation Lab for Fish is working to improve food security in Africa and Asia.

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Adapting the WEAI to Explore Gender Equity Among Fishers, Processors, and Sellers at Zambia’s Lake Bangweulu

The Fish4Zambia team has a new publication accepted in World Development. Read to learn more about how the team implemented the novel Women’s Empowerment in Fisheries Index (WEFI) to investigate gender equity among men and women fishers, processors…

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New Tool Helps Quantify Post-Harvest Losses in Small-Scale Capture Fisheries

The open-access customizable Post-Harvest Fish Loss Assessment for Small-Scale Fisheries (PHFLA) is a novel quantitative tool created by the FishFirst! Zambia team to assess losses among fishers, processors, and fish sellers in the small-scale…