Small fish, big gains in BangladeshListen /
The consumption of small fish in Bangladesh is bringing big health gains to local people, thanks to a project supported by the United Nations. In the past, many Bangladeshis would have rejected small fish in favour of larger varieties, despite the fact that they are high in micronutrients like vitamin A, zinc, iron and calcium.
In Bangladesh, more than 20 million people are estimated to be deficient in essential vitamins and minerals, especially pre-school age children and pregnant women. Sam Cole reports on a project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).