Improving Human Outcomes

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Insights of Freshwater Carp Polyculture in Bangladesh: Inefficiency, Yield Gap, and Yield Loss Perspectives

The "Genome sequencing and development of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers from Rohu in Bangladesh" project has a new journal article in Aquaculture. The research focuses on inefficiency, yield gap, and yield loss of carp polyculture in…

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Aquatic Animal Foods Play a Key Role in Supporting Nutrition and Child Health

A new paper by the Fish Innovation Lab's nutrition specialist, East Africa specialist, and colleagues examines data from 175 countries over 20 years to estimate associations between consumption of aquatic animal source foods and important indicators…

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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…

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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.

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Confronting Hidden Hunger: How Fish Can Fill Health Gaps Around the World [video lecture]

In Lora Iannotti’s seminar on hidden hunger, she addresses food security from her perspective as the nutrition specialist for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish. She dives into the topics of global nutrition and the great potential fish has…

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2021: A Year in Review at the Fish Innovation Lab

In 2021, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish continued progress toward its goal of reducing poverty and improving nutrition, food security, and livelihoods by supporting the sustainable development of aquaculture and fisheries systems.

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Insect-to-Fish (ITF) Farming Systems in Nigeria: Protecting Food Security with Black Soldier Flies

The Fish Innovation Lab project on integrating insect-to-fish (ITF) farming systems is helping to bring high-quality, locally sourced fish feed made from farmed insect larvae to Nigerian communities. This novel fish feed production system is…

Image Alternative Text: Blessing Bosin, from Delta State, improved her fish processing setup with a modified smoking kiln and stainless-steel table.

Nutrition and Food Safety Training Make a Difference for Nigerian Fish Processors

Thanks to the Nourishing Nations team and their 2021 trainings, Nigerian fish processors learned nutrition and food safety to improve their fish processing operations. In the case of Blessing Bosin, the training helped her improve the quality of her…