Mississippi State University and its partners, through the Feed the Future initiative, are developing new technologies and practices to improve the resilience of aquaculture and fishery systems to meet income and nutrition needs of vulnerable groups…
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish (Fish Innovation Lab) at Mississippi State University (MSU) has awarded approximately $500,000 to a new project aimed at helping solve hunger and improve ecosystems in coastal Kenya.
MSU continues international leadership in aquaculture, world’s fastest-growing food production sector
As aquaculture and fisheries play an increasingly important role in addressing global food security, Mississippi State University is continuing to build its reputation as an international leader in the field.
"I believe it is critical to take an integrated approach to fisheries management where you consider how human behaviors and context, including population and health, influence the choices people make within the fisheries sector."
Through the $5.7 million, the Fish Innovation Lab is supporting 12 research-for-development projects focused on aquaculture and fisheries activities along the fish value chain in Bangladesh (3), Cambodia (2), Kenya (1), Nigeria (5) and Zambia (1).
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish has awarded $6.2 million USD to 13 research-for-development projects to address food and nutrition security in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia.
This academic year, four student researchers on Fish Innovation Lab project graduated from their colleges and universities.
Although she had been feeding fish to her children already, Matunda Said now gives them even more of this nutrient-rich food. Packed with long-chain fatty acids and other nutrients, fish can be a critical source of nutrients linked to improved brain…
Improved Nutrition Security in Kenya Through Increased Access to and Consumption of Coastal Marine Fish
In this video, Kenya PI Andrew Wamukota and U.S. PI Lora Iannotti discuss their project in Kenya focused on research to improve nutrition in fishing households through the sustainable provision of fish, especially for young children.
To discuss food and nutrition security, the Fish Innovation Lab convened global partners on June 28 when lab leaders, country coordinators, and grant recipients discussed the connections between research projects and potential nutritional outcomes…