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Sustainable Aquatic Food Systems: Multisectoral Analysis of Determinants of Child Nutrition in Coastal Kenya

The Samaki Salama activity in Kenya has a new journal article in Frontiers. This study aimed to map the multidimensional determinants of fish food security and young child nutrition in four coastal communities of Kenya with a view toward designing a…

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Integrated Aquatic and Terrestrial Food Production Enhances Micronutrient and Economic Productivity for Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems

The Machine Learning for Better Aquaculture activity has a new journal article in Nature Food. Read the abstract to learn more about how the team compared economic and nutrient productivity from a representative survey of 721 farms in southern…

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Fish Innovation Lab Dives Into Research in East Africa to Improve Health and Sustainability

Watch this video to find out how eight Fish Innovation Lab activities in Kenya and Zambia have improved fishery sustainability, nutrition education, fish vaccine development, and more in East Africa.

Image Alternative Text: Taabia’s photo was taken while helping with the analysis of the oyster samples.

Oysters Have Potential as a Rich Source of Micronutrients in Ghana

The Fish Innovation Lab's activity, which examined the micronutrient impact of oysters in women shellfishers' diets, has discovered that heavy metal contamination is not a concern in the study area in Ghana with levels of mercury, arsenic, cadmium,…

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Combating Malnutrition in Zambia With Fish-Based Recipes

FishFirst! Zambia implemented nutrition training to promote enhanced nutrition for women and children using recipes, which incorporate fish powder. This article also includes a short video on the activity highlighted at the end of the article.

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Finding a Way Forward: Safer Fish for Bangladeshi Consumers

Our Asia Specialist, Madan Dey, is the lead researcher on an activity with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which identified the top challenges for food safety in Bangladeshi fish consumption. Check out the Agrilinks article!

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Video: How to Make a Sustainable Fish Trap |DIY|

Check out this new video featuring the modified fish trap developed by our Samaki Salama team. More durable materials plus an escape door for juvenile fish help small-scale fishers spend less money on repairs and support the long-term sustainability…

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Tackling Hunger Through Integrated Farming

A story in The Nation highlights the Fish Innovation Lab's Farm Diversification activity, which is introducing the benefits of integrated rice-fish farming to communities in Nigeria.

Image Alternative Text: Tahsina Tabassum interviewed a retail trader at one of the fish markets the team visited to get their survey data.

Fish Value Chain Survey Informs Future Interventions to Mitigate Foodborne Pathogens

Five enumerators total (four women and one man) were trained in survey collection methods as part of a Fish Innovation Lab research study led by Washington State University, estimating the prevalence of foodborne pathogens in two of the most…

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Kenyan Fisherman Improves His Livelihood and Family Wellbeing Through Modified Basket Traps and Training

Jamaa, a fisherman in his early 30s from the coastal region of Kenya, improved his fishing efforts after receiving fishing traps from the Samaki Salama activity. His livelihood and the wellbeing of his family have changed for the better thanks to…