Woman Wins Agricultural ‘Nobel Prize’ For Finding The Best Fish For Babies

Nutrition researcher Shakuntala Thilsted, holding preserved fish in a market in Cambodia

Nutrition researcher Shakuntala Thilsted, holding preserved fish in a market in Cambodia World Fish Thanks to nutrition expert Shakuntala Thilsted, who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, millions of low-income families across Asia and Africa have access to affordable and locally available fish that provide vital nutrients for children’s cognitive development in their first 1000 […]

Putting the right food on our plates

Putting the right food on our plates

FOR someone who helped to nourish millions with fish, it is only apt that her favourite food in Penang is the asam laksa. The spicy and sour fish soup with noodles is a go-to dish for nutrition expert Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, who was recently named the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate. “When I go […]

Mola fish research fetches accolade for veteran Worldfish aquaculturist

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, global lead for nutrition and public health of WorldFish, visiting a field containing experimental Mola-carp variants during one of her visits to Bangladesh Courtesy She won the most prestigious prize, which is also known as the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture” The World Food Foundation has awarded the World Food Prize […]

Improved Rohu breed to grow faster

Improved Rohu breed to grow faster

Up to 30% faster growth of the carp is expected, farmers likely to get access to WorldFish-developed improved Rohu variety soon In recent years, researchers in Bangladesh obtained fingerlings of Rohu from the country’s three major river systems – Padma, Jamuna and Halda. The goal was to genetically improve Bangladesh’s most popular carp by selective […]

WorldFish to improve harvest management by procuring 160,000kg fish


The project “Feed the Future” works for the betterment of poor fish farmers as well as the betterment of the aquaculture industry of Bangladesh WorldFish has initiated the process of procuring 160,000kg of fish from farmers in Farmer-to-Farmer (FtF) zones as part of its response to poor harvest management amid Covid-19. The target is the […]

WorldFish Bangladesh opens first-ever aquatic animal disease diagnostic laboratory


FE Online Report | Published: February 11, 2021 20:41:06 | Updated: February 11, 2021 20:51:33 WorldFish Bangladesh, a global leader in inland fish production, inaugurated the first-ever specialised PCR-based molecular fish laboratory in Khulna. It opened the private system laboratory, jointly with Fishtech (BD) on Thursday, to conduct research on fish and shrimp diseases and provide […]