Integrated systems research for sustainable smallholder agriculture

A new publication details achievements and lessons learned from the Central Mekong, offering insights and recommendations that could support...

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A young girl in a rice paddy, Pyay, Myanmar. Credit: Khant Zaw

Taking a 360 degree approach to sustainable intensification

Sustainable intensification is far more than just the latest food security buzzword. It is being widely postulated as a means to increase agricultural...

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Amos, head of the Itumbu group, presents the communal kitchen garden. Credit: Bioversity International/I. Otieno

Improving Vihiga County communities' livelihoods through kitchen gardens and poultry keeping

Julia Boedecker, Associate Scientist, Bioversity International, reports from Vihiga County, Kenya, about research aimed at empowering communities to...

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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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Exploring gender norms in Northwest Vietnam. Credit: M Elias/Bioversity International

Enabling gender equality in agricultural and environmental innovation

Marlène Elias, Gender Specialist, Bioversity International, reflects on how gender norms can affect the ability of men and women to access, adopt,...

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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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Research team joined by local Vietnamese guides go from village to village to collect baseline data. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Raneri

Improving dietary diversity and quality through systems innovation: a pilot study from Vietnam

In the third of her blog reports, Jessica Raneri explains some of the challenges in gathering baseline data in the Mai Son district in Son La...

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