Assessing farm-level solutions for aflatoxin control

Under its food safety portfolio, A4NH is tackling one of the biggest threats to human health, nutrition, and livelihoods in developing countries: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins are known to contaminate important food crops, such as maize, and unfortunately, are not simple (or cheap) to detect and address.

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

Going Global: 2014 progress from HarvestPlus

HarvestPlus recently released the 2014 edition of their annual report, entitled, Going Global. The report reflects the growing reach of biofortified nutritious staple food crops, now being grown by farmers in dozens of countries. From Nollywood movies and pop songs extolling the benefits that these foods can provide, to new scientific evidence to back it all >> Read more

New study on biodiversity and human health

Through a collaborative effort led by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) and the World Health Organization (WHO), a new groundbreaking report shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to improved human health. Contributions came from over 100 experts at a range of organizations, including Bioversity International, EcoHealth Alliance, Harvard >> Read more