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Africa Hub, Kenya Regional Office

c/o ICIPE
P.O. Box 823-00621
Duduville Campus, Nairobi- Kenya

Tel. (+254) 709 134 000
bioversity-kenya@cgiar.org

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Bringing forgotten crops back to the table

Scaling up efforts to incorporate agrobiodiversity into food systems in Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey.
 

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Local foods – a strategic asset for healthy diets

Deploying the potential of seasonal fruits and vegetables as strategic assets for healthy diets in Kenya, Guatemala, Mali, and Vietnam.
 

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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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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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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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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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