Toolkit Launch: Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition

The Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Initiative shares a new open-access guide that collects lessons learned from four partner countries to help...

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Bioversity International featured at Africa’s biggest gathering of nutritionists

Bioversity International showcased its research addressing the lack of important micronutrients in African diets at Africa’s biggest gathering of...

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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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Mainstreaming biodiversity for nutrition in Brazil

Daniela Moura de Oliveira Beltrame, National Project Coordinator, Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition, explains why Brazil is putting diverse native...

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From dish to podium – it’s about a lot more than just sports in Rio

Brazil is not only home to the world’s best beach volleyball team but also the planet’s greatest plant biodiversity, representing around 15 to 20% of...

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With Bulaku Farmers and SINGI extension worker, Pamela Otieno, during a demonstration in value addition of orange-fleshed sweet potato
Credit: Bioversity International/Alessandra Grasso

Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition in Busia County, Kenya

Alessandra Grasso, US Borlaug Fellow reports on her experiences working with rural communities in Busia, Kenya, as part of the biodiversity for food...

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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity. Credit: Convention on Biological Diversity

Why agricultural biodiversity must be embedded into sustainable development policies

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, M. Ann Tutwiler hands over her blog to special guest Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive...

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Wild edible plants take centre stage in Turkey plant and food festival

The colours, smells and tastes of wild food diversity dominated the stalls of vegetable and wild herb sellers at the 6th edition of the Alaçatı Herb...

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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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Sterculia, also known as tropical chestnut, Brazil. Credit: F.Tatagiba

Procuring biodiversity for schools as part of government plan to improve food and nutrition in Brazil

A report on the latest activities in Brazil from the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Initiative including a look at an innovative school feeding...

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