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Guidelines on assessing biodiverse foods in dietary intake surveys

FAO produced these guidelines in collaboration with Bioversity International with the aim of facilitating the work of researchers who wish to capture biodiversity aspects (appropriate levels of taxonomic identification of foods) incommonly  used dietary surveys, including 24-hour recall, food records, food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) and  dietary diversity surveys.  For the sake of simplicity, these guidelines focus on plant foods, which is where the expertise of Bioversity International lies, but similar principles could be applied to animal foods,  insects, fish  and  other  aquatic  species,  with  the  support  of  appropriate  experts.  The  guidelines are intended as a practical tool, and describe the preparatory steps involved in assessing and documenting local foods, with appropriate levels of detail in taxonomic identification.This is followed by suggestions on how  to adapt dietary assessment instruments to collect information on biodiverse foods.

Category: Books

Author: Kennedy, G.; Lee, W.T.K.; Termote, C.; Charrondière, R.; Yen, J.; Tung, A.

Pages: 96 p.

Publisher: FAO

Publication Year: 2017

Publication Format: PDF

ISBN-13: 978-92-5-109598-0

Language: EN

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