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

Improving nutrition in Kenya through farm and landscape modelling

Mary Adoyo* is a Kenyan smallholder farmer in the Masana sub-location of Vihiga county in Western Kenya. She manages the family farm alone while her husband works in Nairobi sending monthly remittances home. Their maize, grown on one acre, supplies her family with maize meal for only six months. Their farm also produces beans, bananas, >> Read more

New study on biodiversity and human health

Through a collaborative effort led by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) and the World Health Organization (WHO), a new groundbreaking report shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to improved human health. Contributions came from over 100 experts at a range of organizations, including Bioversity International, EcoHealth Alliance, Harvard >> Read more