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AquaFish has supported more than 500 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in aquaculture, fisheries, aquatic ecology, economics, engineering, and many other disciplines. Some of our students who are or have been supported are featured below.
Akua Akfffo is a PhD student at Purdue University in the US working under the advisory of AquaFish-supported researcher Dr. Kwamena Quagrainie. Akuffo's PhD work includes three research studies, 1) investigating the impacts of fish farm participation on household food security and nutrition in Ghana; 2) determining the influences of market price and household income on the demand or decisions to purchase fish among Ghanaian households; 3) investigating how current community infrastructure in Tanzania impacts accessibility and household consumption of seafood.
One of Akuffo's most memorable experiences from her work with AquaFish was participating in data collection in Ghana in 2014. She was grateful for the opportunity to learn about the importance of fish in addressing food and nutrition insecurity in developing countries.