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

From the WDDS to the MDD-W: Get to Know the New Indicator for Measuring Women’s Dietary Diversity

As FANTA notes, “One of the most important factors responsible for maternal micronutrient deficiency is poor diets lacking diversity; however, accurate information on women’s diets and micronutrient intake is lacking.” In July 2014, a meeting of academics, international research institutes, and UN and donor agencies unanimously endorsed a new global dietary diversity indicator for assessing >> Read more

Stories from the field: Biodiversity in Kenya

This is a series of stories from the field, written by US Borlaug Fellow, Alessandra Grasso, about her experience in Busia County,Kenya raising awareness about the value of biodiversity for food and nutrition in local communities, as part of the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition (BFN) Project.