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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…

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An International Aquatics Advanced Clinical Rotation Offered Rich Research Opportunities

Amanda Rowe, class of 2023 Mississippi State University veterinary student, experienced aquatic research firsthand as a part of an international internship with the Global Center for Aquatic Health and Food Security (GCAHFS). The internship program…

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A Workshop and Interviews With Fishers Help Researchers Assess Invasive Crayfish in Zambia

The Fish Innovation Lab's project on invasive crayfish in Zambia held a workshop on the invasive species' ecology at the University of Zambia. The team also interviewed local fishers to get a better idea of where crayfish are in the Kafue Floodplain…

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FishFirst! Zambia Research Scholars Present Posters at 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Ania Issac and Makayla Smith, two MSU undergraduate research scholars, presented posters of FishFirst! Zambia research at the 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Mississippi State University.

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Meet the East Africa Regional Coordinator: Andrew Wamukota

Meet Andrew Wamukota, the Fish Innovation Lab's East Africa Regional Coordinator. "The consumption of fish is very important for all but critically important for pregnant women and children under five years," he said. "People need to know that fish…

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Feed the Future and Farmer-to-Farmer Collaborate to Study the Impact of Invasive Crayfish in Zambia

The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program, implemented by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), is partnering with researchers at the University of Rhode Island and the University of Zambia to understand the impacts of…

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Adapting the WEAI to Explore Gender Equity Among Fishers, Processors, and Sellers at Zambia’s Lake Bangweulu

The Fish4Zambia team has a new publication accepted in World Development. Read to learn more about how the team implemented the novel Women’s Empowerment in Fisheries Index (WEFI) to investigate gender equity among men and women fishers, processors…