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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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Meet the West Africa Specialist: Karen Kent

Meet Karen Kent, the Fish Innovation Lab's West Africa specialist. "The majority of my professional life has been spent living and working in Africa," she said. "My current interests include small-scale fisheries governance and cross-sectoral…

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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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…

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Lean Subject Matter Experts Train Nigerian Fish Farmers to Improve Aquaculture Productivity

The Applying Lean Management in Aquaculture Production project team is contributing to enhanced food security and increased economic returns through a train-the-trainers approach. Read their latest success story to learn more about the “Lean…

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Fish Innovation Lab Overview Video

In this video, learn about the Fish Innovation Lab's work to alleviate poverty and improve nutrition in vulnerable populations through reliable and inclusive provision of fish.

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Improving Efficiency in the Nigerian Aquaculture Sector by Employing Lean Production Systems

In this video, learn how this activity is working to improve the efficiency of aquaculture production systems in Nigeria, contributing to better food security and livelihoods in the country.

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MSU Feed the Future projects gain global attention at Borlaug International Dialogue

A virtual side event at this year’s Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue has brought global attention to Fish Innovation Lab projects led by Mississippi State researchers.