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An Investigation of Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Diseased Nile Tilapia in Small-Scale Cage Culture Farms on Lake Kariba, Siavonga, Zambia

The Development and Investigation of the Delivery Mode of a Multivalent Bacterial Fish Vaccine in Zambia activity has a new journal article in Fishes. This study investigated disease outbreaks in farmed Nile tilapia in Siavonga among small-scale…

Image Alternative Text: Katapa (right) is measuring crayfish in Siavonga at Lake Kariba with Gordon Mudenda of the University of Zambia (left) and Hazembe of the Department of Fisheries (center).

Know the Risks: Researching Invasive Crayfish in Zambia Leads to a Future Career in Aquaculture Research

Chibwe Katapa is a student at the University of Zambia, and she wanted to learn about aquaculture to make a difference in the lives of her people in Zambia. Katapa is doing just that by investigating the growth and spread of the invasive crayfish,…

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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.

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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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MSU Undergraduate Students Serving up Research to Feed Zambians

Three Mississippi State University undergraduate students participated in the 2023 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium, presenting on Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish research aimed to end hunger in Zambia.

Image Alternative Text: Miniver Kampamba, one of the female fish farmers, is directing the research team to one of her cages that was experiencing fish mortalities.

Fish Disease Investigation Increases Disease Awareness Among Small-Scale Fish Farmers

Miniver Kampamba, a young, female farmer in Zambia, experienced severe fish loss, which she suspected was due to disease. To address these challenges for fish farmers like Kampamba, the Development and Investigation of the Delivery Mode of a…

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…

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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.

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WorldFish Partners with Norad to Develop Low-cost and Highly Nutritious Aquatic Feeds

In July 2022, WorldFish signed an agreement with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) to develop low-cost and highly nutritious aquatic feeds based on novel ingredients. The agreement will enable 5,000 smallholder aquatic food…

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Our People: Amanda Rowe

Fourth-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student Amanda Rowe is gaining distinctive knowledge and skills in aquatic research at Mississippi State, specifically through her involvement with the university-based Global Center for Aquatic Health and…