This study estimates the number of new nutritionally insecure people (i.e., those at risk for nutritional deficiencies) associated with Mekong damming. Fish is the main source of animal source foods and critical micronutrients in the LMB. In the absence of mitigation efforts, any reductions in fishery production could increase already high levels of nutrient deficiency, creating a widespread risk of nutrition insecurity.
Golden C. D., Shapero A., Vaitla B., Smith M. R., Myers S. S., Stebbins E., Gephart J. A.
25 October 2019
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems
Fish-derived nutrient supplies, Subsistence fishing, Food security, Malnutrition, Estimated Average Requirements