Focus group with Thai men in north-west Vietnam Credit: Institute for Social Development Studies/Van Anh Nguyen

Using vignettes to explore gender issues related to food security and nutrition

Giulia Micheletti, Marlène Elias, and Jessica Raneri of Bioversity International describe a nutrition-sensitive version of GENNOVATE, in which a...

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Local variety of purple sweet potato in Mai Son, Vietnam. Credit: J.Raneri/Bioversity International

Improving diets in Vietnam with roots, tubers and bananas

Erin Zettell and Jessica Raneri, from Bioversity International, report on how consuming more roots, tubers and bananas, particularly...

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A home garden in Vietnam developed with support of Bioversity International's Diversity Club project. Photo Credit: Bioversity International/J.Raneri

Filling two needs with one deed

An initiative with important potential boosts both nutrition and women empowerment through home gardening.

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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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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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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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Pilot testing of the priority setting methodology in Ma village, Vietnam. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

New six-step methodology employs farmers’ knowledge and experiences to determine research priorities

Bioversity International’s scientist Ronnie Vernooy blogs about a new six-step methodology that facilitates participatory processes with men and women...

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In Vietnam's climate-smart village of Ma in Yen Bai province, researchers and farmers discussed what tools they find most useful to tackle climate change. The tools will be whittled down and adapted for farmers to tackle the climate changes within their specific landscape. Credit: G.Smith/CIAT

Vietnamese farmers debate options in the face of a changing climate

Researchers from the Climate Change, Agricultural and Food Security Program – including Bioversity International scientists – and farmers in Ma...

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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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