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Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets
Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition





ISBN 9780367148867
Published March 16, 2020 by Routledge
344 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book critically assesses the role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren as well as other benefits relating to climate change adaptation, ecoliteracy and greening school spaces.

Many schoolchildren suffer from various forms of malnutrition and it is important to address their nutritional status given the effects it has on their health, cognition, and subsequently their educational achievement. Schools are recognized as excellent platforms for promoting lifelong healthy eating and improving long-term, sustainable nutrition security required for optimum educational outcomes. This book reveals the multiple benefits of school gardens for improving nutrition and education for children and their families. It examines issues such as school feeding, community food production, school gardening, nutritional education and the promotion of agrobiodiversity, and draws on international case studies, from both developed and developing nations, to provide a comprehensive global assessment.

This book will be essential reading for those interested in promoting agrobiodiversity, sustainable nutrition and healthy eating habits in schools and public institutions more generally. It identifies recurring and emerging issues, establishes best practices, identifies key criteria for success and advises on strategies for scaling up and scaling out elements to improve the uptake of school gardens.

Table of Contents

1. School gardens: Multiple functions and multiple outcomes

JULIAN GONSALVES, DANNY HUNTER, NINA LAURIDSEN

2. Schools as a system to improve nutrition

STINEKE OENEMA, LESLEY DRAKE, KAIA ENGESVEEN, ANDREA POLO GALANTE, DANNY HUNTER, DAVID 
RYCKEMBUSCH, LUANA SWENSSON, FLORENCE TARTANAC 

3. Strategies in integrating food and nutrition in the primary school curriculum

MARIA THERESA M. TALAVERA, AILEEN R. DE JURAS 

4. Linking school gardens, school feeding and nutrition education in the Philippines

EMILITA MONVILLE-ORO, IMELDA ANGELES-AGDEPPA, IRISH P. BAGUILAT, JULIAN F. GONSALVES, MARIO V. CAPANZANA 

5. School gardens in Nepal: design, piloting and scaling

DHRUBA RAJ BHATTARAI, PEPIJN SCHREINEMACHERS

6. Trees nurture nutrition: An insight on how to integrate locally available tree food and crop species in school gardens

STEPHA MCMULLIN, BARBARA STADLMAYR, ERICK NGETHE, BRENDAH WEKESA, KEN NJOGU, AGNES GACHUIRI, BEN MBAYA, AGNES KATIWA, RAMNI JAMNADASS

7. The role of school gardens as conservation networks for tree genetic resources

FRANCESCA GRAZIOLI, MUHABBAT TURDIEVA, CHRIS J. KETTLE

8. The impact of school gardens on nutrition outcomes in low-income countries

PEPIJN SCHREINEMACHERS, RAY-YU YANG, DHRUBA RAJ BHATTARAJ, BAL BDR RAI, MAMOUNATA SANDAOGO OUEDRAOGO

9. Parent Engagement in Sustaining the Nutritional Gains from School-plus-Home Gardens and School-based Feeding Programs in the Philippines: The Case of Laguna Province

BLESILDA M. CALUB, LEILA S. AFRICA, BESSIE M. BURGOS 

10. Scaling up the Integrated School Nutrition Model in the Philippines: Experiences and Lessons Learned

EMILITA MONVILLE-ORO, IMELDA ANGELES-AGDEPPA, IRISH P. BAGUILAT, JULIAN F. GONSALVES, MARIO V. CAPANZANA

Case studies

  1. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
  2. STEPHANIE ALEXANDER KITCHEN GARDEN FOUNDATION 

  3. Reviving Local Food Systems in Hawai’i
  4. NANCY REDFEATHER, ELIZABETH COLE 

  5. Food Plant Solutions: School Gardens in Vietnam
  6. KARALYN HINGSTON, NATALIE CHING 

  7. Preserving local cultural heritage through capacity building for girls in the Moroccan High Atlas
  8. POMMELIEN DA SILVA COSME 

  9. Learning gardens cultivating health and wellbeing – Stories from Australia
  10. PETER DAWE, ANTHEA FAWCETT, TORRES WEBB 

  11. African leafy vegetables go back to school: farm to school networks embrace biodiversity for food and nutrition in Kenya
  12. AURILLIA MANJELLA, ALESSANDRA GRASSO, VICTOR WASIKE

  13. Grow to learn – Learning gardens for Syrian children and youth in Lebanon
  14. NINA LAURIDSEN

  15. School gardens (māra); todays’ learning spaces for Māori
  16. NICK ROSKRUGE

  17. Intergenerational transfer of knowledge and mindset change through school gardens among indigenous children in Meghalaya, North East India
  18. MELARI SHISHA NONGRUM 

  19. Laboratorios para la Vida: Action research for agroecological scaling through food- and garden-based education
  20. BRUCE G. FERGUSON, HELDA MORALES

  21. Agrobiodiversity education: The inclusion of agrobiodiversity in primary school curricula in Xiengkhouang Province, Lao PDR
  22. CHINDA MILAYVONG, KEVIN KAMP, MANIVANH ALIYAVONG 

  23. Katakin kōṃṃan jikin kallib ilo jikuul - Republic of the Marshall Islands School Learning Gardens Program
  24. KOH MING WEI, SAMUEL BIKAJLE

  25. Where the wild things are
  26. AYFER TAN, NEŞE□ADANACIOĞLU,□SAADET□TUĞRUL□AY, MALEK BATAL, HALA GHATTAS, SALMA TALHOUK

  27. Slow Foods 10,000 gardens – Cultivating the future of Africa
  28. REGULI DAMAS MARANDU, JOHN KARIUKI MWANGI, SAMSON KIIRU NGUGI, EDWARD MUKIIBI 

  29. The integration of food biodiversity in school curricula through school gardens and gastronomy in Brazil

ANA ROSA DOMINGUES DOS SANTOS, NÁDIA LÚCIA ALMEIDA NUNES, ALESSANDRA SANTOS DOS SANTOS, CAMILA NEVES SOARES OLIVEIRA, LÍDIO CORADIN, DANIELA MOURA DE OLIVEIRA BELTRAME, NEIO LÚCIO DE OLIVEIRA CAMPOS

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Editor(s)

Biography

Danny Hunter is a senior scientist at Bioversity International.

Emilita Monville-Oro is Country Director for the Philippines at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR).

Bessie Burgos is the former Programme Head of research and development at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

Carmen Nyhria Rogel is a program specialist in research and development at SEARCA.

Blesilda Calub is a university researcher at the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

Julian Gonsalves is a senior program advisor at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction  (IIRR).

Nina Lauridsen is a research fellow at Bioversity International.