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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Gudrun Keding recieved poster award. Credit: Bioversity International

Putting agricultural biodiversity back on the nutrition agenda

At last week's 2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger in Stuttgart, Dr. Stephan Weise, Deputy Director General - Research gave a presentation on how...

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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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Carrying out nutrition training for mothers on diversifying complementary foods in Kenya. Credit: Bioversity International/G.Keding

Improving nutrition through local agricultural biodiversity in Kenya

How can agricultural biodiversity contribute to better complementary feeding  and improved health of women and children? Gudrun Keding reports from a...

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Bioversity scientist Yasu Morimoto and Nissin Foods' Daisuke Okabayashi show off Nissin's sorghum instant noodles. Credit: Bioversity International/Y.Morimoto

Sorghum makes its way into Africa's first instant noodles

Nissin Foods' Daisuke Okabayashi and Bioversity International scientist Yasu Morimoto discuss introducing sorghum into the instant noodles market in...

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Rice terraces in Nepal. Credit: IRRI/B.Bouman

Indicators – first steps to building a resilient system

Results from field testing a set of resilience indicators, developed by Bioversity International and partners in 2011, are now informing the...

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Traditional and wild crops used in Sri Lankan cuisine. Credit: Bioversity International\S.Landersz

Unlocking the potential of wild edibles

Bioversity scientists, Danny Hunter and Teresa Borelli, explain how a four-country initiative ‘Biodiversity for food and nutrition’ is putting wild...

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Documenting traditional foodways of Kenya

School children and community leaders help document and produce four photo-filled publications on traditional foodways in two Kenyan communities.

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