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Nigerian Fish Farmers Tell How They are Using Lean Management to Succeed in Aquaculture Production

In this video, participants in the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish Applying Lean Management in Aquaculture Production team's training speak about how they are using the Lean approach to be more efficient and reduce waste on their fish farms.

Image Alternative Text: Otogo Clement (left) weighs sampled fish from his fish farm in Cross River State during the black soldier fly larvae feed trials. Also in the photo, Bernard Agom stands to the right.

Farming Black Soldier Fly for Catfish Feed in Nigeria to Reduce Feed Costs

Otogo Clement, a fish farmer in Cross River State, considered abandoning his aquaculture enterprise in search of a new livelihood due to the high costs of fish production. However, Clement learned about the possibility of a cheaper fish feed…

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Fish Innovation Lab Makes Waves in West Africa's Aquaculture Industry Using Innovative Solutions

Fish Innovation Lab researchers have been busy in Nigeria and Ghana with seven activities working to alleviate poverty and improve nutrition in vulnerable populations through improved aquaculture and fisheries systems. See the video for an overview…

Image Alternative Text: Amarachi Nweke attended a workshop put on by the Farm Diversification team to learn more about rice-fish farming. Here, she is speaking at the workshop.

From Rice to Fish: Boosting Productivity and Nutrition Through Farm Diversification

Amarachi Nweke, from Ebonyi State in Nigeria, learned about how to convert rice fields to incorporate fish farming from the Fish Innovation Lab's Farm Diversification team. "When I heard about the activity, I was delighted to learn that I can…

Image Alternative Text: Atinuke Onaduja is showing off the fish oil gotten by using Lean technology.

Onaduja Transformed her Business With Lean Tools and Helped Others do the Same

Atinuke Onaduja learned how to be more efficient and reduce waste to improve her fish farming operation through a Fish Innovation Lab activity on Lean management. "The Lean training has changed everything,” Onaduja said. “You want to invest your…

Image Alternative Text: Oludayo Oluyemi responding to questions on behalf of his team during Lean training in Ogun State.

Oluyemi Used Lean Tools to Identify and Address the Causes of Fish Mortality

Oludayo Oluyemi was experiencing a case of high fish mortality in his ponds, but thanks to the Fish Innovation Lab's Lean training program, he learned how to identify appropriate solutions to on farm challenges such as using salt as an alternative…

Image Alternative Text: Onorame Otomiewo doing clean up after she found out the root cause of the problem in her hatchery during the Lean training in Ogun State.

Otomiewo Used Lean Tools to Turn Around the Aquaculture Business of her Farming Cluster

When Onorame Otomiewo from Nigeria got involved with the Fish Innovation Lab's activity on Lean management, she said it was a turning point for her and her business. After completing the 9-day Lean training program in Ogun State, she gained the…

Image Alternative Text: Isah Hussaini presented an activity report for his group during the Lean training in Ogun State.

Hussaini Used Lean Skills to Improve Record Keeping and Aquaculture Productivity

Isah Hussaini, from Nigeria, was struggling with keeping records and managing costs on his fish farm before attending a Lean management training by a Fish Innovation Lab activity. "Before the training, I never kept records because I was always…

Image Alternative Text: Oluwasanmi Aina, Larry Hanson, Olanike Adeyemo, and Selim Alarape are seen at Cypress Cove Boardwalk in Mississippi.

A Cross-Cultural Collaboration Furthers Research on Catfish Disease Diagnostics for Nigeria

Oluwasanmi Aina and Selim Alarape, from the Aquaculture Biosecurity team, engaged in training at Mississippi State University to equip them with the tools necessary to establish fish virology knowledge in Nigeria.

Image Alternative Text: Fish stocking in a rice-fish farm in Nigeria.

Aquaculture and Rural Communities: Farm Diversification Through Rice-Fish Farming

The ultimate goal of farm diversification is to increase productivity and access to rice and fish, improve nutrition-sensitive diets, promote resource use efficiency, and generate employment and better livelihood options in the target communities.…