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

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