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FishFirst! Zambia Team's Executive Summary

FishFirst! Zambia’s goal was to determine feasibility of harnessing the power of nutrient-dense pelagic small fish to help fill protein and micronutrient gaps among food-insecure infants, young children, and families. Read how the team conducted…

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Population Ecology and Current Distribution Assessment of Invasive Crayfish in Zambia Team's Executive Summary

In the executive summary from the Population Ecology and Current Distribution Assessment of Invasive Crayfish in Zambia activity, the research team examined the population dynamics and continued spread of redclaw crayfish in the Zambezi River basin…

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Development of a Multivalent Bacterial Fish Vaccine in Zambia Team’s Executive Summary

The Development of a Multivalent Bacterial Fish Vaccine in Zambia study revealed the potential use of autogenous vaccination in minimizing losses in aquaculture that may emanate from production diseases in Zambia. Learn about the results and the…

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United States Announces $29 Million Investment to Extend Two Feed the Future Innovation Labs

USAID announced a five-year extension for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research. These critical investments will increase productivity and raise incomes of small-scale farmers…

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$15 Million to MSU-Led Fish Innovation Lab Extends Global Food Security Pursuits Through Aquatic Systems

Mississippi State University has received a five-year, up to $15 million extension for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish to address global food security challenges through aquatic food systems.

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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.