Image Alternative Text: Group photograph of some participants at the workshop

Improving Biosecurity Team Engages Stakeholders in Nigeria to Reduce Disease in Aquaculture

The Improving Biosecurity team held a stakeholder engagement workshop in Ibadan, Nigeria, covering best management practices in aquaculture. Additionally, the event served to transfer the Improving Biosecurity team’s knowledge and tools to the local people, so they can put the information gathered into practice moving forward for long-term sustainability.

Image Alternative Text: Headshot of Madan Dey

Building Bridges: Strategies for Productive Engagement with Government and Other Stakeholders

In this Agrilinks blog post, Fish Innovation Lab Asia Specialist Madan Dey reflects on the importance of engaging with government and other stakeholders to achieve long-term development gains for food security, nutrition, and food safety.

Image Alternative Text: Andrew Wamukota in a panel discussion

The Fish Innovation Lab Goes to Kenya for Regional Partners Meeting

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish attended the 2023 Feed the Future Innovation Labs Regional Partners Meeting in Kenya. The meeting, which focused on systemic and innovative solutions for climate adaptation, food, and nutrition systems, presented an opportunity for innovation labs to share experiences and collaborate with one another.

Image Alternative Text: Lowland rice paddy plot in Kebbi State, Nigeria

Tackling Hunger Through Integrated Farming

A story in The Nation highlights the Fish Innovation Lab's Farm Diversification activity, which is introducing the benefits of integrated rice-fish farming to communities in Nigeria.

Image Alternative Text: Tahsina Tabassum interviewed a retail trader at one of the fish markets the team visited to get their survey data.

Fish Value Chain Survey Informs Future Interventions to Mitigate Foodborne Pathogens

Five enumerators total (four women and one man) were trained in survey collection methods as part of a Fish Innovation Lab research study led by Washington State University, estimating the prevalence of foodborne pathogens in two of the most consumed fresh fish in Bangladesh, tilapia and pangas, from retail markets in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. The enumerators conducted surveys with retailers, wholesalers, and producers during the summer of 2022.

Image Alternative Text: Group photo in the 3-D printing lab at LSU AgCenter

A Cross-Collaboration to Build the Cryopreservation Industry in Bangladesh

The LSU AgCenter and the Fish Innovation Lab’s Cryogenic Sperm Banking for Carps team came together at the LSU AgCenter facilities in the United States to learn from one another and work to further build the cryopreservation industry in Bangladesh.

Image Alternative Text: Kh. Mahbubul Haque, director general for the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries, officially received the G3 rohu strain from Essam Mohammed, director general for WorldFish.

The Carp Genetic Improvement Program in Bangladesh Shares G3 Technology With the Department of Fisheries

Kh. Mahbubul Haque, director general for the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries (DoF), officially received the rapid-growing WorldFish Generation 3 (G3) rohu on behalf of DoF during a day-long international workshop held on May 9, 2023. This research activity was funded by the Fish Innovation Lab from 2021-2023.

Image Alternative Text: Jamaa and his wife (both activity participants) display their goats in Kokotoni Village.

Kenyan Fisherman Improves His Livelihood and Family Wellbeing Through Modified Basket Traps and Training

Jamaa, a fisherman in his early 30s from the coastal region of Kenya, improved his fishing efforts after receiving fishing traps from the Samaki Salama activity. His livelihood and the wellbeing of his family have changed for the better thanks to the traps and what he has learned through the activity.

Image Alternative Text: A photo of Sunil Siriwardena

Meet the West Africa Regional Coordinator: Sunil Siriwardena

Meet Sunil Siriwardena, the Fish Innovation Lab's West Africa regional coordinator. "Malnutrition remains a major public health and development concern in most parts of the developing world. Continued efforts to increase access to fish as a nutritious food are important to improve dietary diversity, particularly among rural and marginal communities."

Image Alternative Text: Nnanna Hyacinth Chuckwu inspects a rice-fish farm.

Rice-Fish Farming Increases Yield, Improves Household Nutrition and Income for Nigerian Families

Nnanna Hyacinth Chuckwu, a rice farmer in Ebonyi State, Nigeria, learned how to incorporate fish into his rice farm. The Fish Innovation Lab's Farm Diversification team provided entry-level training for smallholder Nigerian rice farmers like Chuckwu who had little to no knowledge of aquaculture and how to implement rice-fish farming at the farm level.