Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, of Indian descent, has won the prestigious 2021 World Food Prize. She has been awarded for her groundbreaking research in developing holistic, nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquaculture & food systems. 

Thilsted’s research on small native fish species in Bangladesh led to the development of nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems at all levels. It has resulted in improved diets for millions of the most vulnerable people in Asia & Africa.

        

World Food Prize 2021 Won By Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted Of Indian Descent

WHAT?

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a global nutrition expert of Indian descent has won the prestigious 2021 World Food Prize for her groundbreaking research in developing holistic, nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquaculture and food systems.

WHEN?

Wednesday, 12/05/2021

HOW?

Thilsted’s research on small native fish species in Bangladesh led to the development of nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems at all levels. It has resulted in improved diets for millions of the most vulnerable people in Asia & Africa.

Thilsted, who is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and a citizen of Denmark, was born in 1949 in the Caribbean island of Trinidad in the small village of Reform.

Most of the inhabitants, including her family, were descendants of Indian Hindu migrants brought to Trinidad to engage in agricultural labour.