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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.

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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, and sellers at Zambia’s Lake Bangweulu.

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New Tool Helps Quantify Post-Harvest Losses in Small-Scale Capture Fisheries

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.

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2021: A Year in Review at the Fish Innovation Lab

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.

Image Alternative Text: Here are smoked fish on display by farmers who have integrated smoking as an adaptation to survive poor pricing of their fish by the middlemen that buy fresh catfish from farmers.

Insect-to-Fish (ITF) Farming Systems in Nigeria: Protecting Food Security with Black Soldier Flies

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.

Image Alternative Text: Blessing Bosin, from Delta State, improved her fish processing setup with a modified smoking kiln and stainless-steel table.

Nutrition and Food Safety Training Make a Difference for Nigerian Fish Processors

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.

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Fish Price Volatility Dynamics in Bangladesh

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.

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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.

Image Alternative Text: Here is a nearly all female cluster trained by Preye Ofunama (Lean Subject Matter Expert in Delta State), Oyediran Olusegun Oyebola (Consultant), and Abel Onaivwe (Delta State Coordinator and Lean Subject Matter Expert) in attendance.

Lean Subject Matter Experts Train Nigerian Fish Farmers to Improve Aquaculture Productivity

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.

Image Alternative Text: Students and Faculty of Fisheries members at the Royal University of Agriculture participated in the virtual training together to have access to Wi-Fi while also being able to collaborate with those who could not join in person.

Training Cambodian Fisheries Students and Faculty on Aquaculture to Build Capacity

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.