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

Understanding diverse landscapes and improved nutrition in Zambia

*Adapted from original blog post written by Minke Stadler on the Wageningen University website. What are nutrition-sensitive landscapes? The study of nutrition-sensitive landscapes explores opportunities to build diversity into landscapes and local food systems to improve human and environmental health. Increasing farm productivity and diversification of nutritious food crops are key issues in agricultural development, >> Read more

Using participatory mapping with a gender lens to understand how landscapes are used for nutrition

Many rural people derive their sustenance from sources embedded in their landscape – the cropland, pasture, trees, forests and rivers of their surroundings. The diversity of food in people's diets can be closely linked to how people manage the landscape. Yet there are often significant differences in how men and women interact with the landscape. >> Read more