New Paper Explores Using Biodiversity Indicators to Shape Food System Recommendations

A new paper by Carl Lachat of Gent University, Jessica Raneri of Bioversity International, and others examines how using Dietary Species Richness, a new food biodiversity indicator, can help policymakers and stakeholders better understand the relationship between food biodiversity and diet quality and, in turn, identify where food systems can be improved. The paper, based on >> Read more

Improving Diets in Vietnam with Roots, Tubers and Bananas

Bioversity International's Erin Zettell and Jessica Raneri recently examined how consuming more roots, tubers and bananas, particularly micronutrient-rich varieties, can improve the malnourishment prevalent in northwest Vietnam.

Boosting Nutrition and Women’s Empowerment Through Home Gardening

Malnutrition is the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease, and affects one in three people worldwide. Today, 159 million children are short for their age, 50 million are underweight and 264 million women of reproductive age are anaemic because they lack iron.

Inspiring Local Communities to Enhance Their Diets

Nutrition Specialist Molly Ahern talks about the methodologies used to learn about local diets in northern Malawi and northern Zambia and help increase their nutritional value and diversity.