A traditional food fair in Busia County.  Credit: John Ndungu, 2015

Busia, first county in Kenya to endorse a Biodiversity Conservation Policy

Busia has become the first of Kenya’s 47 counties to endorse a Biodiversity Conservation Policy. Emphasizing the economic and nutritional potential of...

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Kyanika Adult Women Group from Kitui, Kenya. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Collins

Women at the helm of change – one-on-one with the Kyanika Adult Women Group

Kyanika Adult Women Group has been a significant stakeholder in Bioversity International’s work in Kitui region, Kenya, for almost two decades. Irene...

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Uniting efforts to enhance the use of neglected Mayan superfood chaya

Rose Robitaille, Research Fellow, Healthy diets from sustainable food systems, discusses the potential of chaya, an underutilized Mayan spinach, and...

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Dietary Species Richness, an important measure of a healthy diet

A validated biodiversity indicator points to the importance of diversity in diets to improve human and planetary health.

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Local variety of purple sweet potato in Mai Son, Vietnam. Credit: J.Raneri/Bioversity International

Improving diets in Vietnam with roots, tubers and bananas

Erin Zettell and Jessica Raneri, from Bioversity International, report on how consuming more roots, tubers and bananas, particularly...

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Students of St Mary's School, Mundika, Kenya, lining up for their school meal and selecting African leafy vegetables over common kales. Credit: Aurillia Manjella/BFN Kenya

A win-win-win solution for conservation, nutrition and livelihoods

A recent initiative by Bioversity International and partners was shortlisted as one of top ten innovative solutions that promote change in human...

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Food system chart from presentation by Gina Kennedy (Bioversity International), 'From Sustainable Farms to Better Nutrition' symposium

The International Union of Nutritional Sciences turns to food systems

This year's IUNS zoomed in on food systems and the links between nutrition and agriculture, taking on a more holistic approach at tackling...

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A home garden in Vietnam developed with support of Bioversity International's Diversity Club project. Photo Credit: Bioversity International/J.Raneri

Filling two needs with one deed

An initiative with important potential boosts both nutrition and women empowerment through home gardening.

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Traditional Sri Lankan dishes and vegetables. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Landersz

Five ways food biodiversity contributes to healthier diets

With World Food Day approaching, researchers Gina Kennedy and Dietmar Stoian explain how food biodiversity can help address hunger, malnutrition and...

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Farmers learn about different bean and maize varieties at a seed fair in Saraguro, Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Coronel

A fresh look at crop seeds for healthy diets

As we get ready for World Food Day, researcher Jacob van Etten reminds us that seeds are a central piece of our food systems, as the vehicles that...

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