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

Does better agriculture mean better nutrition?

By Gero Carletto, Marie Ruel, Paul Winters, and Alberto Zezza Does agriculture matter for nutrition? Certainly, the amount and quality of food produced in a food system, the availability of that food, and its price affect the types and quantities of food people eat, as well as the variety and nutritional quality of their diets. >> Read more

Dietary Diversity 101

Why are dietary diversity indicators considered a good choice for measuring effects of agricultural development programs on nutrition? The Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange invites Marie Ruel, Division Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition, at the International Food Policy Research Institute, to explain.   The observant reader will have noticed that we’re talking about dietary diversity (DD) indicators, >> Read more

Where in the world are the best and worst places to eat?

Around the world, one in eight people go to bed hungry every night despite there being enough food for everyone. Over-consumption, misuse of resources, and waste are common elements of a system that leaves hundreds of millions without enough to eat.