Knowledge for a sustainable world

Food and Nutrition Security Initiative - FaNSI

NRI is pleased to announce the following PhD opportunities created under FaNSI.

 

Understanding the value chains and post-harvest losses and waste of small pelagic fish in Malawi (3E 2019 – 11)
Lead supervisor: John Linton
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, small pelagic fish are harvested exclusively by small-scale fishers. The fish broadly serves two markets: human food and animal feed. The value chain for Usipa (Engraulicypris sardella) is a case in point. The main objective of this research is to better understand the dynamics of the Usipa value chain, drivers of decisions made by value chain actors at different stages of the chain, and the impact of those decisions on the use of this resource.
Closing date for applications: 24/11/2019
Further details and how to apply:
link to University of Greenwich website

A food systems approach to understanding and supporting contributions of small pelagic fish to human diets and nutrition in Malawi (3E 2019 – 12)
Lead supervisor: John Linton
For many households in sub-Saharan Africa, small pelagic fish (such as Usipa (Engraulicypris sardella) in Malawi) are a rich source of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. The main aim of this research is to develop an improved understanding of the contribution of Usipa to dietary adequacy and nutritional outcomes in Malawi. The ultimate objective is to provide evidence to inform policy and practice that will maximise the contribution of Usipa to human nutrition.
Closing date for applications: 24/11/2019
Further details and how to apply:
link to University of Greenwich website