January 27, 2022

WorldFish

Shakuntala Thilsted (right) with 2020 World Food Prize Laureate Rattan Lal (left) in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Finn Thilsted.

WorldFish scientist receives “Nobel Prize for Food & Agriculture”

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, received today the 2021 World Food Prize for her groundbreaking research, critical insights and landmark innovations in developing nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems, including fisheries and aquaculture, and integrated food production from land and water. Thilsted is the first woman of

Disruptions from COVID-19: ‘Build forward better’ not just get back to normal

New research examines disruptions from COVID-19 to the seafood sector and puts forth evidence-based recommendations for building future resilience in food systems.    New research on the impacts of COVID-19 disruptions to a highly globalized seafood sector reveals crucial lessons for making food systems more resilient in the face of future shocks, limiting threats to global food and nutrition security, and their negative impact on livelihoods and local economies.  Published in Global Food Security, the study outlines a food system resilience ‘action