Woman selling varieties of dark green leafy vegetables at the market in Luwingu, Northern Province, Zambia. Credit: Bioversity International/M.Ahern

Inspiring local communities to enhance their diets

Nutrition Specialist, Molly Ahern, talks about the methodologies used to learn about local diets in northern Malawi and northern Zambia and help...

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Dishes prepared on site for a food fair held in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia. The food was judged in a competition for the most nutritious dish. Credit: Bioversity International/E. Hermanowicz

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...

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Market in Hanoi, Vietnam. Credit: Flickr/Rosno

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...

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Dishes prepared on site for a food fair held in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia. The food was judged in a competition for the most nutritious dish. Credit: Bioversity International/E. Hermanowicz

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...

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Participants at the ABD Index Workshop March 2017 held at Bioversity International. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Gallo

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...

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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...

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Pupunha bunches (Bactris gasipaes)

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

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Men, women and children watch a film about research done in their village in Barotse, Zambia. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Estrada-Carmona

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...

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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...

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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...

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