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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…

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$5.7 million to fight global hunger awarded by MSU-based Fish Innovation Lab

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).

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Detailed Country Listing of New Fish Innovation Lab Projects

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.

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Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Nigeria's Aquaculture Sector Contributes to Sustainable Development

The low production and consumption of fish in Nigeria is because of rudimentary production systems in the country, more competitive imported fish products, and high poverty rates that limit purchasing power of consumers. The situation is further…

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Nigerian Fried Fish Stew

The Nigerian fried fish stew offers a range of nutritional benefits. Most notably, it is rich in brain-selective nutrients and antioxidants that reduce inflammation and stress in the body.

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Capacity Needs for Innovation in Nigerian Aquaculture

In early September, the Fish Innovation Lab participated in a multi-stakeholder workshop to develop a plan to strengthen capacity for innovation in the aquaculture sector of southwestern Nigeria. Approximately 30 representatives of public and…

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Global Partners Discuss Nutritional Goals at Virtual Convening

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…