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May 17 in Parallel Session 8A "Building Resilience by Improving Health, Nutrition, and Knowledge". Presented by Dyno Keatinge, The World Vegetable Center.

May 17 in Parallel Session 8A "Building Resilience by Improving Health, Nutrition, and Knowledge". Presented by Dyno Keatinge, The World Vegetable Center.

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  • 1. International Society for Horticultural Science THE GLOBAL HORTICULTURE INITIATIVE
  • 2. Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) “Healthy soils, healthy crops, fish & livestock, healthy families, healthy farms and healthy landscapes”
  • 3. Why GlobalHort, AVRDC and AIRCA say Fruit and Vegetables are vital in building dietary diversity & resilience and…so are pulses, eggs, fish and smallstock etc. in promoting good health amongst poor, young, malnourished women and children UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Improve agriculture systems and raise rural prosperity Shifting towards healthier diets; Ensuring the supply of safe, nutritious food; Preserving the environment; Reducing food losses and waste; New visions and business models for smallholders; Empowering women along the value chain; and Coherent policies at all levels.
  • 4. FRUIT & VEGETABLES daily fruit & veg consumption = 400 g 200 g of each, daily =  more nutritious diets  healthier children and adults  more resilient individuals and households standard weight of football = 396 g RAW COOKED HOW MUCH IS 400 GRAMS? Nutrients in vegetables • Improve children’s ability to and learn • Improve adults’ capacity to and earn AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center promotes vegetable consumption through • Home and school gardens • Recipes • Food processing training Building resilience through improved human health
  • 5. Nutrient-Dense Approach to Fruit and Vegetables for Improved Household Resilience in the HumidTropics Nightshade Cowpea Moringa Bittergourd Slippery cabbage Yardlong bean Malabar spinach Making nutritious fruit and vegetables available, accessible and useful Durian African plumStar fruit Bush Mango High A Toms Building Resilience through more diverse farming systems with fruit, vegetables, pulses etc.
  • 6. Variation in average annual air temperature (oC) at AVRDC, Shanhua, Taiwan 1975-2013 Prepare for Global Warming Now! 2025 is only one breeding, production and distribution cycle away 22.5 23.0 23.5 24.0 24.5 25.0 25.5 26.0 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 AvetempoC Year Ave Temp - AVRDC, Shanhua 1975-2013 Y= -63.92 + 0.044X, R2=0.53, P<0.01, (n=39) See Keatinge et al. 2013 and 2014 4.4 oC increase Per 100 years Insect & plant disease effects are coming! Better resilience by reducing overall risks
  • 7. Tomato – enhanced pest resistance, higher nutrient-density, better post-harvest tra qualities and improved marketability 45t+ of improved seed of AVRDC- derived varieties sold by private sector in 2013/14 in over 12 sub-Saharan African countries. Variety Tanya dominates regional processing industry. Wholesale market Arusha, Tanzania Darsh Industries Arusha, 14/4/14 Building resilience: reducing potential losses, growing more profitable crops with high market demand
  • 8. Transforming rural livelihoods and landscapes: Sustainable improvements to incomes, food security and the environment White Paper Published in October 2013 by the AIRCA Centers Vegetable soya bean a new healthy crop for a healthy landscape in NE India Prosperity for the Poor and Health for All! Building resilience through: