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  • This volume 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.Download by chapter:Introduction - Agricultural biodiversity, diverse dietsand improving nutritionChapter 1 - Harnessing biodiversity, from diets to landscapes Chapter 2 - Overview of agricultural biodiversity for nutrition and health Chapter 3 - Role of livestock and livestock diversity in sustainable dietsChapter 4 - Valuing aquatic diversity in agricultural landscapes Chapter 5 - Sub-Saharan Africa: Mobilizing agricultural biodiversity Chapter 6 - Promotion of traditional food systems for nutrition securityChapter 7 - Linking biodiversity and nutrition: research methodologies Chapter 8 - Linking nutritionally promising Andean crops to marketsChapter 9 - Biodiversity contribution to dietary diversity Chapter 10 - Can cross-sectoral partnerships lever agricultural biodiversity? Case Studies Case Study 1 - Traditional foods of the Pacific Case Study 2 - Home gardens and neglected species for food security in Nepal Case Study 3 - Diversity of indigenous fruit trees in sub-Saharan Africa Case Study 4 - Fish diversity and consumption in Bangladesh Case Study 5 - Orange-fleshed sweet potato in Mozambican dietsCase Study 6 - Indigenous vegetables for profitability, nutrition and health in AfricaCase Study 7 - Agricultural biodiversity to improve nutrition and health in Asia Case Study 8 - Minor millets in India: A neglected crop goes mainstream Case Study 9 - Farmers markets and community gardens in Melbourne, Australia Case Study 10 - Incredible Edible TodmordenCase Study 11 - Cultivating health with leafy vegetables in TanzaniaCase Study 12 - Food Acquisition Programme in Brazil

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  • 2013

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