A virtual dialogue exploring global food system solutions with aquatic foods for improved food, nutrition security and ecological sustainability in Cambodia

Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Time: 15:00-17:30 (UTC+8)

In this independent food systems dialogue hosted by FAO and WorldFish based in Cambodia, stakeholders from different aspects of the food systems across national and global levels, came together to share perspectives and develop an agenda of solutions to address specific ecological challenges while ensuring the continuity of food, nutrition and income security of the poor and vulnerable in Cambodia.

WorldFish’s Global Lead in Nutrition and Public Health, Shakuntala Thilsted, drew on her expertise as Vice Chair of the Summit’s Action Track 4 on ‘Advancing Equitable Livelihoods’ and recent 2021 World Food Prize Laureate, to discuss nutrition-sensitive food systems approaches to the development of aquatic food systems and related value chains in Cambodia.

The outcomes will feed into a consolidated UN Food Systems Summit country report to drive the transformation for a sustainable, inclusive and resilient food systems future with aquatic foods.


Opening remarks:

H.E. Poum Sotha, the Royal Government Delegate in charge of the Director General of Fisheries Administration


Invited speakers and presentations:

Role of fisheries in enhancing food security and nutrition

Touch Bunthang, IFReDI, FiA

Climate change and human development impacts on Cambodia fisheries:

Thay Somony, Director of Aquaculture Development Department, FiA


Panel discussion on ‘Exploring challenges and opportunities for the adoption of the fish to fork approach in Cambodia.’

Bettina Gatt, FAO CAPFISH (Gender and Child Labour)

Shetty Thombathu, UNIDO (Post-harvest Value Chain)

H.E. Lim Song, Deputy Director General, FiA

Mom Kosal, Community Fisheries Specialist, WorldFish (Community Fisheries)



Olivier Joffre, AFD


For more information, read the dialogue announcement and follow UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and the hashtag #FoodSystems to check out past conversations on Twitter.