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Aquaculture Scientist Dr.Shakuntala Is The 2021 World Food Prize LaureateJune, 2021

Congratulations to 2021 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted! Dr. Thilsted is recognized for developing holistic, nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquaculture and food systems. #FoodPrize21 This October, Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted will be awarded the $250,000 World Food Prize. According to World Food Prize Foundation - Millions of people in Africa and Asia have benefited from her work in researching small fish, which has led to improved aquaculture practices.

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish, said, I am truly honored to receive the 2021 World Food Prize, and I am deeply humbled to be placed in such distinguished ranks as those of past laureates. Aside from personal joy and gratitude, as a scientist, I feel this award is an important recognition of the essential but often overlooked role of fish and aquatic food systems in agricultural research for development. Fish and aquatic foods offer life-changing opportunities for millions of vulnerable women, children, and men to be healthy and well-nourished.

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