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Meet the West Africa Specialist: Karen Kent

Meet Karen Kent, the Fish Innovation Lab's West Africa specialist. "The majority of my professional life has been spent living and working in Africa," she said. "My current interests include small-scale fisheries governance and cross-sectoral linkages between natural resource management and food security, especially for women as primary producers."

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Fish and Complementary Feeding Practices for Young Children: Qualitative Research Findings From Coastal Kenya

The Samaki Salama team has a new publication accepted in PLOS ONE. This study examines barriers to fish consumption during the complementary feeding period in two coastal counties of Kenya with high rates of child malnutrition.

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Turning the Mirror Inward: Gender Integration Among Fish Innovation Lab Research Teams

A new brief highlights findings from the Gender Responsive Aquaculture/Fisheries Development Assessment (GRADA-FIL) related to gender integration within Fish Innovation Lab research teams.

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The Fish Innovation Lab Joined the Aquaculture 2022 Conference

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish enjoyed meeting individuals across the aquaculture sector at Aquaculture 2022 in San Diego. Click this post to see more photos from the conference.

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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 the invasive Australian red claw crayfish in waterbodies across Zambia. The study is funded by USAID through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish managed by Mississippi State University.

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Enumerators’ Training Program on Strategies for an Inclusive Aquaculture Value Chain in Bangladesh

The Strategies for an Inclusive Aquaculture Value Chain in Bangladesh project held an enumerator training program, in which participants received training about the open-source data collection platform that will be used as a survey tool for the project.

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Aquaculture Will Continue to Depend More on Land Than Sea

A new paper published in Nature highlights freshwater aquaculture's current and future importance for global food security and sustainable diets.

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Meet the Productivity Frontier Specialist: Peter Allen

Meet Peter Allen, the Fish Innovation Lab's productivity frontier specialist. "Through the Fish Innovation Lab, I am able to increase local capacity for research, production, and conservation, which leads to food security, improved quality of life, and resource management."

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The Fish Innovation Lab: Improving Livelihoods through Food Security Research

Aquaculture and fisheries play an important role in food security. Check out how the Innovation Lab for Fish is working to improve food security in Africa and Asia.

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Confronting Hidden Hunger: How Fish Can Fill Health Gaps Around the World [video lecture]

In Lora Iannotti’s seminar on hidden hunger, she addresses food security from her perspective as the nutrition specialist for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish. She dives into the topics of global nutrition and the great potential fish has as a source of nutrition, as well as highlights her work as the lead principal investigator for the Fish Innovation Lab Samaki Salama project.