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

Putting agricultural biodiversity back on the nutrition agenda

Cross-posted from the Bioversity International website. Around 350 participants gathered in Stuttgart, Germany, last week for the 2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger organized by the University of Hohenheim.

Open-Access Book on Diversifying Food and Diets Now Available

This week, Bioversity International announced the release of a free, open-access version of Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health, an Earthscan book from Routledge Press, out of their Nutrition and Marketing Diversity Program and edited by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter, Teresa Borelli and Federico Mattei.