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. 

New Dietary Diversity Indicator for Women

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

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