Image Alternative Text: Group photo of a section of training participants in Ebonyi state, Nigeria (Photo credit: Bamidele Omitoyin, University of Ibadan)

Summer Trainings Move the Needle Toward a More Sustainable Farming System for Nigeria

The Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture as Farm Diversification Strategy activity is moving the needle toward a more sustainable farming system for Nigeria. Through summer trainings and research plots, the team is providing knowledge on how to rice-…

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Safe Fish for Children and Expecting Mothers

Learn about how the Nourishing Nations activity is working toward helping women and youth have safe, nutritious fish to add to their diets. Read Terezie Tolar-Peterson's Agrilinks article to find out more!

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Strengthening System Resilience for Aquaculture Biosecurity in Nigeria

The Fish Innovation Lab applies a resilience lens when it comes to the scaling and adoption of technologies and approaches currently under research. As an example, the Improving Biosecurity team in Nigeria deals with two related threats to the…

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Webinar Series: Learnings From the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish in Nigeria

The Fish Innovation Lab and Aquaculture Africa Magazine bring you a set of four exciting and informative webinars that will unpack important lessons from the Fish Innovation Lab's activities in Nigeria. Join global experts as they present and…

Image Alternative Text: In this group picture, Isomo (first from right) did field work with attendants as Elizabeth Akuwa monitored (first from left).

Fish Innovation Lab Trainees Identify Areas of Waste and Make Improvements at the Farm Level

The Applying Lean Management in Aquaculture Production project is continuing to enhance food security and increase economic returns through a train-the-trainers approach. Read about how Sunday Isomo has improved workplace organization on his farm,…

Image Alternative Text: Rice-fish demonstration site farmer in the Kebbi state of northeastern Nigeria explaining to community farmers how the rice-fish system works, its benefits and challenges.

Integrating Aquaculture in African Rice Farms May Increase Health, Wealth

The Aquaculture Diversification in Rural Communities project is helping Nigerian rice farmers diversify food production through aquaculture systems that integrate raising native catfish in rice fields. Check out this news release by the University…

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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.