Lifting the barriers to improve women and child health in Indonesia’s Komodo

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Small-scale coastal fishing in Indonesia can benefit women nutritionally and economically, but in some areas, despite plentiful fish stocks, undernutrition is prevalent, often due to a lack of financial resources and societal taboos surrounding its consumption. Fish are a valuable source of fatty acids, micronutrients and minerals, providing a third of the global population with almost 20 percent of its animal protein. In coastal Indigenous communities, up to 90 percent of dietary animal protein comes from fish.

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