Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition & Health

25 Jul 2017

A spotlight on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

Dedicated to studying how diversification of diets and underutilized crops provide nutrients, Bioversity International scientists co-authored chapters on sustainable, resilient food systems for healthy diets for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.

23 Mar 2017

Food and nutrition are moving to the city

Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, welcomes the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, published today by the International Food Policy Research Institute, and draws attention to the shift in the burden of malnutrition from rural areas to cities. 

23 Mar 2017

New scientific guidelines to assess biodiverse foods in dietary surveys

A new publication, Guidelines on Assessing Biodiverse Foods in Dietary Intake Surveys, will assist researchers and practitioners in generating more reliable data and implementing best practices related to assessing food biodiversity.

17 Mar 2017

Multi-sector inputs towards a solid Agrobiodiversity Index prototype

Last week company, country and investor representatives gathered to consult on the Agrobiodiversity Index – a tool to measure and manage agrobiodiversity across four dimensions: nutrition, production, seed systems and conservation.

02 Sep 2016

Bioversity International video selected by international science film festival

The short film features communities living in the Barotse Floodplain, Zambia, who are participating in a project coordinated by Bioversity International to improve nutrition using diverse and locally available foods.

07 Jul 2016

Putting biodiversity back on the menu in Brazil

New Ordinance signed on Sociobiodiversity will help to increase knowledge and promote sustainable use of native biodiversity

22 Apr 2016

Diversifying diets in Barotse - local communities see the landscape with new eyes

Bioversity International researcher Natalia Estrada-Carmona blogs about a recent trip to Barotse, Zambia where her research group screened films as part of participatory action research and received heartwarming feedback from the communities.

14 Apr 2016

Joining the diversity club – how village health workers in Vietnam are putting nutrition back on the menu

In the fifth of her blog reports from Vietnam, Jessica Raneri, Nutrition Programme Specialist, explains how Diversity Clubs in the Mai Son district in Son La Province are getting equipped to lead the next step of the research. The goal? To add nutritious agricultural biodiversity to the ... read more

01 Feb 2016

Healthy diets from sustainable food systems all year round – a case study captured on film in Zambia

A 3-year research-for-development initiative in the Barotse floodplain brought scientists and community members together to improve food and nutrition security. Find out more and meet the people involved, courtesy of two new videos

19 Jan 2016

Why community action to improve nutrition in Kenya includes a side order of termites

Julia Boedecker, Associate Scientist, Bioversity International, writes her latest blog from Vihiga County, Kenya, about our ongoing research to empower communities there to better use available agricultural biodiversity to improve nutrition all year round.  

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