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Boosting nutrition and women’s empowerment through home gardening

August 13, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Agriculture, Health care, Malnutrition, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

At the end of the trial, we found a significant difference in diet diversity and quantity of nutritious food consumed by women and children compared to the control group.

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Chickens

June 27, 2016 By Peter Berti Agriculture, Bolivia, Nutrition Post a comment!

Can chickens make a difference to the diet of the rural poor? I think so, and so does Bill Gates, but a few others disagree with him.

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Greening the city

June 21, 2016 By Debra Efroymson Agriculture, Dhaka, Healthy Eating, Livable Cities, Nutrition, Public Spaces, Urban Planning Post a comment!

The list of benefits was so long that my eyes started to glaze over. Green roofs would mean cooler buildings, helping to reduce the urban heat island effect. People would have the opportunity to come into more contact with greenery and living things; their stress would thus decline.

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Food security and malnutrition: Reflections on the project in uplands Vietnam

June 15, 2016 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Agriculture, Healthy Eating, Malnutrition, Nutrition, Thailand, Vietnam Post a comment!

As the Field to Fork project has now wrapped up, Ky – Research Officer at HealthBridge Vietnam – has offered some insights into project achievements in Son La and Hue province of Vietnam.

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Shortlisted

April 25, 2016 By Peter Berti Agriculture, Bolivia, Funding, Nutrition Post a comment!

The story of an unsuccessful proposal. Shortlisted, but no cigar.

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Fortification

December 21, 2015 By Peter Berti Agriculture, Nutrition Post a comment!

There are at least four types of food fortification: (1) Industrial fortification of staple foods; (2) Household level fortification; (3) Fortification of processed foods; and (4) Biofortification. The first two I support; the latter two I do not support.
 

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Board member will double your donation for our project Small Animals, Big Changes

December 18, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Agriculture, Bolivia, Nutrition Post a comment!

Sian FitzGerald

Please help us to help farm families in Bolivia

By Sian FitzGerald, HealthBridge Executive Director

As 2015 comes to an end we are short about $45,000 for our Small Animals Big Changes project. However, thanks to the generosity of one of our Board members, we can make up that shortfall extra fast. 

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