In recent years, with dramatic rises and increased volatility in food prices, there is a risk that the diets of the poor will become even less diverse and more dependent on starchy staples. There is therefore a renewed emphasis on the production, access, distribution and utilization of common, micronutrient-rich foods. Fish, especially nutrient-rich small fish, from the wild and from aquaculture, can play a vital role in improving human nutrition.

Ahead of the ICN2 Second International Conference on Nutrition, FAO and WorldFish have prepared a paper to consider how the contribution of fish to diets, particularly those of the poor, can be maximized.

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