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.
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, and sellers at Zambia’s Lake Bangweulu.
The open-access customizable Post-Harvest Fish Loss Assessment for Small-Scale Fisheries (PHFLA) is a novel quantitative tool created by the FishFirst! Zambia team to assess losses among fishers, processors, and fish sellers in the small-scale capture fisheries sector. Read to learn more about how you can include the PHFLA in your toolkit.
In 2021, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish continued progress toward its goal of reducing poverty and improving nutrition, food security, and livelihoods by supporting the sustainable development of aquaculture and fisheries systems.
The Fish Innovation Lab project on integrating insect-to-fish (ITF) farming systems is helping to bring high-quality, locally sourced fish feed made from farmed insect larvae to Nigerian communities. This novel fish feed production system is projected to decrease feed costs by 30%, which will improve livelihoods and positively impact individuals along the fish production value chain.
Thanks to the Nourishing Nations team and their 2021 trainings, Nigerian fish processors learned nutrition and food safety to improve their fish processing operations. In the case of Blessing Bosin, the training helped her improve the quality of her fish products, which led to an increase in her customer base.
Madan Dey and Prasanna Surathkal of the Strategies for an Inclusive Aquaculture Value Chain in Bangladesh project authored a new publication alongside Prokash Deb, which was accepted in Aquaculture Economics and Management.
Intensive Fishing Effort and Market Controls as Management Tools for Invasive Aquatic Species: A Review
Mike Rice, the lead principal investigator of the Fish Innovation Lab's project on invasive crayfish in Zambia, has a new publication accepted in Asian Fisheries Science. Read to learn more about management techniques to control invasive aquatic species.
The Applying Lean Management in Aquaculture Production project team is contributing to enhanced food security and increased economic returns through a train-the-trainers approach. Read their latest success story to learn more about the “Lean Production Systems” approach.
The Bighead Catfish Culture project is paving the way to growing the aquaculture sector in Cambodia through their trainings. Read their success story to learn more.