Youth Inclusion

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…

Image Alternative Text: Jamaa and his wife (both activity participants) display their goats in Kokotoni Village.

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…

Image Alternative Text: Nnanna Hyacinth Chuckwu inspects a rice-fish farm.

Rice-Fish Farming Increases Yield, Improves Household Nutrition and Income for Nigerian Families

Nnanna Hyacinth Chuckwu, a rice farmer in Ebonyi State, Nigeria, learned how to incorporate fish into his rice farm. The Fish Innovation Lab's Farm Diversification team provided entry-level training for smallholder Nigerian rice farmers like Chuckwu…

Image Alternative Text: Rice-fish farming in action! Women and youth pull in a net of fish.

Integrated Rice-Fish Farming: Localization Through Farm Diversification

The practice of farming rice and fish simultaneously aims to improve the productivity, resilience, and biological diversity of the rice field while making optimal use of water and land resources. The Farm Diversification activity implementation was…

Image Alternative Text: The nutrition educator assistant visiting with Medza and Mariam at their home.

Samaki Salama: Helping a Grandmother in Kenya Provide Better Nutrition to her Granddaughter

Medza, a 74-year-old woman who lives in a village in Kenya, learns how to cook more nutritious meals for her young, growing granddaughter. Through a Samaki Salama nutrition educator and a cooking demonstration class by the research team, Medza now…

Image Alternative Text: Here, a training facilitator is demonstrating how to make fish-frying batter.

Fish Processors in Nigeria Apply New Skills From Training to Improve Their Products and Businesses

The Nourishing Nations activity led a training during December 2022 to further fish processors' skills to become more profitable and provide Nigerians with nutritious fish. The 75 fish processors (54 women and 21 men) from three senatorial zones in…

Image Alternative Text: Betty Muleya speaking during the nutrition training in Siavonga

A Community Health Worker Becomes a Fishfirst! Zambia Champion and Local Catalyst for Change

Betty Muleya, a community health worker in Sinazongwe District of Zambia, took an active role in the FishFirst! Zambia activities and has been a local advocate, spreading the word about the benefits of fish consumption for mothers and children and…

Image Alternative Text: women selling fish on a table

Role of Fish and Other Aquatic Animal-Source Food in Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security in Africa

In this video, four Fish Innovation Lab-supported activities are featured during this exciting and informative session, which focuses on nutrition and food security in vulnerable small-scale fishing communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

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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Meet the Gender and Youth Equity Specialist: Mary Read-Wahidi

Meet Mary Read-Wahidi, one of the Fish Innovation Lab's gender and youth equity specialists. "One thing that I think is surprising (about places where food insecurity is prevalent) is you can have these important and nutritious cash crops, but the…