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Title: Managing agricultural biodiversity for better nutrition and health, improved livelihoods and more sustainable production systems in sub-Saharan Africa : case studies from Benin, Kenya, and South Africa
Authors: Maundu, Patrick
Keywords: AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY
DIETARY DIVERSITY
AGROECOSYSTEMS
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
MALNUTRITION
LOCAL
TRADITIONAL
UNDERUTILIZED
AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA
NUTRITION
HEALTH
Date: 2011
Publisher: Biodiversity International, Maccarese, IT
Abstract: In three country case studies – Benin, Kenya and South Africa, the implementation of a cross-cutting intervention package that spans agriculture, health, and environment sectors, rooted within local food systems, was carried out and then assessed. Agricultural biodiversity can be mobilized to improve local diets and potentially, nutritional outcomes in communities within African local food systems. The project explores how combined agriculture-nutrition interventions based on local food, ecosystems and human resources can provide sustainable solutions to malnutrition. Research demonstrates that rural communities utilized on-farm diversity and took up nutritious, new or under-utilized crop species.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/47124
Project Number: 103648
Project Title: Managing Agricultural Biodiversity for Nutrition, Health, Livelihoods and Sustainable Production Systems (Sub-Saharan Africa)
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