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  • :0976 1121
  • :September
  • :2020

Samudra Report No.83, September 2020



Fish as Food

The international democratic process has come a long way in realizing the role of fish in the right to food and nutrition–and yet, a map of the road ahead needs to be laid out

This article is by food security and nutrition specialist Molly Ahern ( and human-rights specialist Ana Maria Suarez Dussan ( The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FAO

Even though the last century has seen great socioeconomic advances and improvement in human well-being worldwide, much work remains to be done to realize the ultimate goal of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to contribute to a “world free from hunger and malnutrition, where food and agriculture contribute to improving the living standards of all, especially the poorest and marginalized in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner”.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through its ‘sustainable development goals’ (SDGs), has reinforced FAO’s mission and calls on the world to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. The 17 SDGs and their targets are all interrelated and hence it is important to look at them...

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