Dietary diversity and biofortification – Closer than you think

Some 2 billion people suffer from hidden hunger caused by infections and diets lacking in essential micronutrients such as vitamin A, iron, and zinc. This is particularly the case in the developing world, where diets mainly consist of starchy staples and not enough nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans and pulses, and animal source >> Read more

Agricultural biodiversity showcased at Expo Milano 2015

*This blogpost was originally developed by Andrea Testa and adapted by Erica Roggio and Samantha Collins of Bioversity International. An event was held last month as part of Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life and the European Year for Development, organized by A4NH partner, Bioversity International along with the Italian Development Cooperation. >> Read more

Stimulating demand for nutritious diverse foods

In the Barotse floodplain of Zambia, families must migrate each year to farm at higher land as they escape the annual floods of the Zambezi river. A4NH partner, Bioversity International, in collaboration with the Farming Systems Ecology (FSE) group from Wageningen University and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is looking into the diversity of foods in challenging >> Read more

Open call: 2nd global biodiversity conference

2nd International Conference on Biodiversity for Food & Nutrition Biodiversity: unlocking the potential for food security and sustainable livelihoods   Abstract submissions are now welcome for the 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity for Food & Nutrition, to be held from 23-24th November 2015 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The closing date for initial submissions >> Read more