WorldFish’s Shakuntala Thilsted joins experts to lead UN Food Systems Summit

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WorldFish’s Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition Shakuntala Thilsted was selected as Vice-chair of the Advancing Equitable Livelihoods Action Track at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021. Photo by Neil Palmer, WorldFish.

WorldFish’s Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition Shakuntala Thilsted was appointed a top role at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.  

Thilsted was named Vice-chair of the summit’s Advancing Equitable Livelihoods Action Track by the Special Envoy for the Read the rest

Diving into diverse human-ocean relationships bares the base of a fair blue economy

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Coastal fishing. Photo by Cambria Finegold, 2010.

We are all ocean people, whether we live by the sea or not. Life on our planet arose from the oceans and over time the deep relations between humans and the sea have shaped our histories and cultures.  

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Improving Biosecurity: A Science-Based Approach to Manage Fish Disease Risks and Increase Socioeconomic Contribution

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Field testing of the value chain assessment tool, Oyo State. Photo by Sunil Siriwardena.

Nigeria is now one of Africa’s largest aquaculture producers with catfish (Clarias spp. and Heterobranchus spp.) and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) being the dominant farmed fish.

Fish demand and aquaculture will grow substantially in the coming years, yet … Read the rest