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Diversifying Food and Diets : Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health.
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Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity Ser.
Cover -- Title Information -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of boxes -- List of contributors -- Foreword by Olivier De Schutter -- Foreword by Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations and acronyms -- Introduction: agricultural biodiversity, diverse diets and improving nutrition -- Part I: The state of agricultural biodiversity and nutrition: overviews, models and themes -- 1 Harnessing biodiversity: from diets to landscapes -- 2 Overview of agricultural biodiversity and its contribution to nutrition and health -- 3 The role of livestock and livestock diversity in sustainable diets -- 4 Valuing aquatic biodiversity in agricultural landscapes -- Part II: Creating an enabling environment -- 5 Lessons from sub-Saharan Africa: delivery mechanisms for mobilizing agricultural biodiversity for improved food and nutrition security -- 6 Sustained and integrated promotion of local, traditional food systems for nutrition security -- 7 Linking biodiversity and nutrition: research methodologies -- 8 Successes and pitfalls of linking nutritionally promising Andean crops to markets -- 9 Biodiversity's contribution to dietary diversity: magnitude, meaning and measurement -- 10 Opening a can of mopane worms: can cross-sectoral partnerships leverage agricultural biodiversity for better quality diets? -- Part III: Case studies: agricultural biodiversity and food-based approaches to improving nutrition -- Case study 1 - Traditional foods of the Pacific: Go Local, a case study in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia -- Case study 2 - The role of integrated home gardens and local, neglected and underutilized plant species in food security in Nepal and meeting the Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG).

Case study 3 - Diversity of indigenous fruit trees and their contribution to nutrition and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa: examples from kenya and Cameroon -- Case study 4 - Fish diversity and fish consumption in Bangladesh -- Case study 5 - The introduction of orange-fleshed sweet potato in Mozambican diets: a marginal change to make a major difference -- Case study 6 - Diversifying diets: using indigenous vegetables to improve profitability, nutrition and health in Africa -- Case study 7 - Diversifying diets: using agricultural biodiversity to improve nutrition and health in Asia -- Case study 8 - Minor millets in India: a neglected crop goes mainstream -- Case study 9 - Local food and dietary diversity: farmers markets and community gardens in Melbourne, Australia -- Case study 10 - 'Please pick me': how Incredible Edible Todmorden is repurposing the commons for open source food and agricultural biodiversity -- Case study 11 - Cultivating health with leafy vegetables in coastal Tanzania -- Case study 12 - The Food Acquisition Programme in Brazil: contributions to biodiversity, food security and nutrition -- Index.
Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and cardio-vascular disease, are on the rise. Food system-based approaches to addressing these problems that could enhance food availability and diet quality through local production and agricultural biodiversity often fall outside the traditional scope of nutrition, and have been under-researched. As a consequence, there remains insufficient evidence to support well-defined, scalable agricultural biodiversity interventions that can be linked to improvements in nutrition outcomes. Agricultural biodiversity is important for food and nutritional security, as a safeguard against hunger, a source of nutrients for improved dietary diversity and quality, and strengthening local food systems and environmental sustainability. This book explores the current state of knowledge on the role of agricultural biodiversity in improving diets, nutrition and food security. Using examples and case studies from around the globe, the book explores current strategies for improving nutrition and diets and identifies key research and implementation gaps that need to be addressed to successfully promote the better use of agricultural biodiversity for rural and urban populations and societies in transition.
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