Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish
Rich in protein and nutrients, fish are among the most traded agricultural commodities in the world.
The Fish Innovation Lab supports and links research partners around the globe to identify, develop, and scale up promising methodologies and technologies for local fish farming systems, and to intensify and diversify major production systems where the poor and undernourished are concentrated. The integrated, cooperative, and multi-institutional research program cultivated by the Fish Innovation Lab aims to produce applicable research results, increase the capacity of local partners, and support the adoption of new innovations.
Where We Work & What We Do
Target Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia.
Areas of Inquiry:
- Advancing the productivity frontier: Identify and develop scalable technologies and practices that will sustainably increase fish production, while prioritizing natural resource conservation and the needs of fishers and producers.
- Reducing and mitigating risks to fish production systems: Identify and develop scalable technologies and practices that will reduce and mitigate risks to fish production systems, particularly through improved fish and environmental health.
- Improving human outcomes: Generate actionable evidence on how fish production systems can equitably improve economic opportunity and nutrition among vulnerable households in developing countries.
To enhance the development impact of Fish Innovation Lab research in our three program areas, we also incorporate essential cross-cutting themes into each funded project:
1. Gender Equity and Youth Inclusion
4. Human and Institutional Capacity Development