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.
A new dietary diversity indicator to assess the micronutrient adequacy of women’s diets has been developed, called Minimum Dietary Diversity – Women (MDD-W).
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