Kathleen Ragsdale (Mississippi State University), Pamela Marinda (University of Zambia), Mary Read-Wahidi (Mississippi State University), Lauren Pincus (WorldFish), Elin Torell (University of Rhode Island), and Robert Kolbila (Mississippi State University) presented a poster at the 4th International Conference on Global Food Security on December 9, 2020.
Ragsdale was the lead author and presenter on the Fish Innovation Lab-supported poster, Fish4Zambia: Exploring food insecurity among fishing value chain actors at Lake Bangweulu. The conference—which was held online as a live-streamed and interactive event on December 7-9 due to the COVID-19 pandemic—used an interdisciplinary and food systems perspective to examine food security from local to global levels.
Speakers discussed drivers and outcomes of food security ranging from environmental and nutritional factors to political and institutional considerations. The conference focused on “the triple burden of malnutrition,” including food security, hidden hunger (i.e., micronutrient deficiencies), and obesity, which is increasingly important in the context of rapid urbanization around the globe and its health impacts within developed and developing nations.
The interdisciplinary conference was supported by CGIAR, the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa, CIRAD, and the International Development Research Centre.
Listen to the Presentation
Ragsdale, K., Marinda, P., Read-Wahidi, M., Pincus, L., Torell, E., & Kolbila, R. (2020, December). Fish4Zambia: Exploring food insecurity among fishing value chain actors at Lake Bangweulu. [Poster Presentation]. Fourth International Conference on Global Food Security, Montpellier, France. [Online due to COVID-19 pandemic]