Termites are a good source of protein. This dish was presented by the community at a diet diversity day in Vihiga County, Kenya, where a participant explained they are eaten raw or fried. Credit: Bioversity International/J. Boedecker

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...

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Workshop to share baseline nutrition data and plan interventions, Vietnam. Credit: Bioversity International/J. Raneri

Putting nutrition data to work in the community

Jessica Raneri sends her fourth blog from Vietnam, where we are working with local communities to improve nutrition through dietary diversity.

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EAT, Stockholm Reslience Centre 2-day writeshop held October 2015 at Bioversity International HQ - Healthy People, Healthy Planet. Credit: Bioversity International/L. Hook

Pushing the levers of change that drive how we produce and eat food

EAT, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and CGIAR organized a writeshop at Bioversity International, Rome HQ earlier this month. Interdisciplinary...

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Diet diversity from eating a wide array of foods. Photo taken as a chef training group in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Y. Morimoto

Malezi Bora – Food Biodiversity for Improved Nutrition in Kenya

The final report of the series from Vihiga County, Kenya, where a research initiative is empowering the community to better use available agricultural...

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Beverlyne Malesi, one of the 180 workshop participants in Vihiga County, Western Kenya.  Once a week Beverlyne comes with her daughter to a church in Masana to actively participate in community workshops intending to find ways to improve nutrition. Credit: Bioversity International/J. Boedecker

Community action for improved nutrition gathers momentum in Kenya

Part 2 of three special reports from Vihiga County, Kenya, where a research initiative is empowering the community to better use available...

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Francis Odhiambo, Research Assistant, Bioversity International, facilitating a training session for enumerators held in Nairobi August 2014, prior to the household survey in Vihiga. Credit: Bioversity International

How communities in Kenya are putting nutritious diversity back on the plate

Part 1 of three special reports from Vihiga County, Kenya, where a research initiative is empowering the community to better use available...

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Women and biodiversity - Photo contest entry. In Western Bengal, 70% of people depend on agriculture. This woman and her family make a living by selling vegetables, which she collects from her husband's field and sells at the market. Credit: Krishnasis

Dietary diversity and biofortification – Closer than you think

What if food staples were made to work towards better nutrition? How would that fit with the need for dietary diversification? Gina Kennedy,...

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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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Modelling underutilized foods into diets that boost health and food security

Scientists working with communities in Kenya have demonstrated an innovative approach to boosting the nutritional quality of local diets while also...

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Women selling indigenous vegetables in a market in Nairobi. Credit: Pete Muller/Prime for Nature

Indigenous vegetables make a comeback in Kenya and other African countries

Nature highlights the revival of indigenous vegetable in Kenya and other African countries this month, a positive trend towards bringing more...

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