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Postdoctoral Associate Position at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Postdoctoral Researcher will help develop a nationally and internationally recognized and extramurally funded multidisciplinary research program focusing on animal cell culture optimization with an emphasis on seafood.

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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Meet the Deputy Director: Elin Torell

"I believe it is critical to take an integrated approach to fisheries management where you consider how human behaviors and context, including population and health, influence the choices people make within the fisheries sector."

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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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Meet the Nutrition Specialist: Lora Iannotti

"We have to figure out how to nourish well 10 billion people while simultaneously protecting our planet. I believe these two challenges are intertwined, and thus, the solutions should also be connected."

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U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization highlights MSU partnership to strengthen food security

he Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is highlighting its partnership with Mississippi State University to develop and enhance animal and veterinary public health, plant and fish health, food safety and nutrition programs.

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2019-2020 Fish Innovation Lab Graduates

This academic year, four student researchers on Fish Innovation Lab project graduated from their colleges and universities.

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Meet the East Africa Specialist: Austin Humphries

"I wish more people knew how vitally important fish is to not only the livelihood and wellbeing of individuals in developing economies, but also to their cultural identity and spiritual health. Untangling these can be difficult since they represent…