New study links poverty to heightened levels of aflatoxin exposure

Many of the foods people depend on most for their sustenance, especially in low and middle income countries, can carry a silent killer: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins contaminate food crops, such as maize, groundnuts, tree nuts, and a range of other produce, and unfortunately, are not always easily detectable. The health effects of aflatoxin >> 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. 

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