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Nourishing Nations’ Delta State Tour Leads to New Connections for Project Development

The Nourishing Nations team went on a tour of Delta State, Nigeria, in April 2021. While there, the team gathered information on the area to further develop the project’s research protocols. Additionally, they made some important contacts to support…

Image Alternative Text: A cross section of participants in the Umuchima community in Ebonyi state came together during the ground-truth visit.

Ground-Truth Visits Inform Efforts to Promote Aquaculture as a Farm Diversification Strategy in Nigeria

The recent ground-truth visits to Ebonyi and Kebbi states of Nigeria helped to develop a knowledge base on agroecological wetlands suitable for integrated fish and rice farming.

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Quick Start Results, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps

In its first and second year, the Fish Innovation Lab funded five “Quick Start” activities. These were short (12-15 month) activities designed to kick-start the Fish Innovation Lab’s research-for-development activities on the ground.This document…

Image Alternative Text: Oyediran Olusegun Oyebola interacts with the Ivory Fish Farmers Cluster in Delta State during the awareness meeting.

Improving the Efficiency of Aquaculture Farms in Nigeria

Otomiewo was one of 40 fish-farming cluster heads who attended a series of meetings organized by WorldFish and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish (Fish Innovation Lab) in September 2020 in Delta and Ogun states. The meetings introduced fish…

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2020 Research Results from the Fish Innovation Lab

“Some of our proudest accomplishments this year are the impressive results from our Quick Start projects, results that are informing further research and development with partner institutions, government officials, and other groups in the zones of…

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Aquaculture and Public Health in Nigeria

“Through this project, I worked with people from diverse fields—economists, fish experts, nutritionists, and environmental health professionals from Nigeria and around the world. I enjoyed interacting with the people whose lives are impacted by a…

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Building Resilience of Fishery and Aquaculture Systems

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…

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The Aquaculture Postharvest Value Chain in Nigeria

The project enhanced understanding of postharvest aquaculture value chain, postharvest losses along aquaculture value chains, characteristics of aquaculture production systems in Nigeria, aquaculture contributions to rural livelihoods and household…

Image Alternative Text: Dr. Basant Gomma, left, a graduate student in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, works alongside CVM Professor Dr. Mark Lawrence in February to observe fish while conducting research for the MSU-led Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish. The USAID-funded initiative aims to improve nutrition, food security and livelihoods in developing countries by supporting the sustainable development of aquatic habitats and fisheries. Lawrence serves as director of the Fish Innovation Lab. (Photo by Beth Wynn)

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.

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New Interactive Guidebook for Capacity Development in Agriculture Innovation

Fish Innovation Lab researchers and staff contributed to a new interactive guidebook for practitioners of agriculture for development. Published by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, this guidebook brings together tools and…