New scientific guidelines to assess biodiverse foods in dietary surveys

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in collaboration with one of A4NH's Managing Partners, Bioversity International, jointly produced new scientific guidelines guidelines for collecting information on food biodiversity through dietary surveys. The publication, Guidelines on Assessing Biodiverse Foods in Dietary Intake Surveys, is meant to assist researchers and practitioners in generating more reliable data >> Read more

Healthy diets year round – a case study captured on film in Zambia

*Cross-posted with permission from the Bioversity International website. A 3-year research-for-development initiative in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia, supported by the CGIAR research programs on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), brought scientists and community members together to improve food and nutrition security all year round. Activities included assessing seasonal food availability, >> Read more

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