In 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) selected MSU to lead the $15,000,000 Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish (Fish Innovation Lab). A program under the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, the Lab’s mission is to alleviate poverty and improve nutrition in vulnerable populations through reliable and inclusive provision of fish, a nutrient-rich animal source food. The lab provides opportunities for veterinary students and graduate students to participate in research projects in Africa and Asia.
Dr. Mark Lawrence is the Principal Investigator on the grant and the director of the Fish Innovation Lab. MSU is the program’s management entity. The University of Rhode Island, Texas State University, Washington University St. Louis, and RTI International serve as management partners. This team led by Dr. Lawrence manages the research portfolio conducted by partners around the world. This “lab” is not a bricks and mortar facility but is a network of experts around the world who collaborate on applied research to develop human food resources in developing countries. The Fish Innovation Lab has projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia.
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish
Mississippi State University
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762