Succulent mvout fruits. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Tieguhong

Authors of a new paper promote the nutritional value of forest foods in Cameroon

A recently published paper documents the nutritional composition and value of  foods obtained from forest trees – ‘moabi’ fruits and oil, ‘Mvout’...

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Kassahun Kelifa, Borlaug Fellow 2015. Credit: Kassahun_Kelifa

Ethiopian student awarded Borlaug LEAP Fellowship to research wild coffee

Wild coffee in Ethiopia is threatened and earlier conservation efforts show mixed results. Mr Kassahun Kelifa, an Ethiopian PhD student, has been...

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Photo: Fishing in the canal. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Estrada-Carmona

A gender perspective on landscapes in the Zambian flood plain

Bioversity International and partner organization researchers working in the Barotse Hub in Zambia celebrate International Women's Day and write about...

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Kenya First Lady at B4FN Stand. Credit: Kenya First Lady

The SUN shines brightly on Kenya's efforts to link nutrition and agriculture

Kenya’s First Lady, Ms. Margaret Kenyatta, welcomes efforts under the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) umbrella to bring together government ministries,...

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Carrying out nutrition training for mothers on diversifying complementary foods in Kenya. Credit: Bioversity International/G.Keding

Improving nutrition through local agricultural biodiversity in Kenya

How can agricultural biodiversity contribute to better complementary feeding  and improved health of women and children? Gudrun Keding reports from a...

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Diverse banana varieties for sale in Uganda. Credit: concretedreams.be, courtesy of Musarama

Preventing micronutrient deficiencies through vitamin A-rich bananas

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of acquired blindness in children and increased mortality from diarrhoeal diseases. Find out how Vitamin...

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Intercropping of banana and beanson farmers' field to mitigate banana xanthomonas wilt, Burundi. Credit:Bioversity International/P.Lepoint

CIALCA: Planting for future growth in the humid tropics

The Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa merged its activities with the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated...

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Vitamin-A rich bananas. Bioversity International/P.Lepoint

Reducing micronutrient deficiencies with vitamin A-rich bananas in rural Eastern Africa

Beatrice Ekesa, post-doctoral fellow, Bioversity International, is working in Eastern Africa where banana forms an important part of diets. She...

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Along Barotse Floodplain. Credit:Worldfish/Froukje Kruijssen

Assessing agricultural biodiversity in Borotse floodplain, Zambia

Bioversity International Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Joseph Jojo Baidu-Forson, talks about a recent assessment of agricultural biodiversity...

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Bioversity scientist Yasu Morimoto and Nissin Foods' Daisuke Okabayashi show off Nissin's sorghum instant noodles. Credit: Bioversity International/Y.Morimoto

Sorghum makes its way into Africa's first instant noodles

Nissin Foods' Daisuke Okabayashi and Bioversity International scientist Yasu Morimoto discuss introducing sorghum into the instant noodles market in...

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