Improving Human Outcomes

Image Alternative Text: A Sre Ambel River fisher checks his net.

Anchored in Sustainability: Improving Resilience for Cambodian Fishery Communities

The Increasing Fisheries Sustainability for Resilience activity is empowering Cambodians with the knowledge to assess changes in their existing fishery to make any needed alterations in the fishing effort. By initiating a Citizen Science program,…

Image Alternative Text: two women harvesting vegetables

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.

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…

Image Alternative Text: Hamisi, is a fisherman in Uyombo, receiving his modified basket trap from two of the Samaki Salama project staff.

Modified Fishing Traps and Fisher Workshops Promote Fish Consumption and Sustainable Fishing

As a part of the Samaki Salama project, the team distributes basket traps to fishers and, in return, receives data on the amount and types of fish caught. Hamisi, one out of 100 fishers who received basket traps, has reported an increase in the…

Image Alternative Text: In this group picture, Isomo (first from right) did field work with attendants as Elizabeth Akuwa monitored (first from left).

Fish Innovation Lab Trainees Identify Areas of Waste and Make Improvements at the Farm Level

The Applying Lean Management in Aquaculture Production project is continuing to enhance food security and increase economic returns through a train-the-trainers approach. Read about how Sunday Isomo has improved workplace organization on his farm,…

Image Alternative Text: Rice-fish demonstration site farmer in the Kebbi state of northeastern Nigeria explaining to community farmers how the rice-fish system works, its benefits and challenges.

Integrating Aquaculture in African Rice Farms May Increase Health, Wealth

The Aquaculture Diversification in Rural Communities project is helping Nigerian rice farmers diversify food production through aquaculture systems that integrate raising native catfish in rice fields. Check out this news release by the University…

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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…

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…

Image Alternative Text: Woman wearing a tan head covering sits beside her fish harvest in the trunk of a car

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…