Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets: Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets

Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition, 1st Edition

Edited by Danny Hunter, Emilita Monville Oro, Bessie Burgos, Carmen Nyhria Roel, Blesilda M. Calub, Julian Gonsalves, Nina Lauridsen

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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 cases 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
  2. JULIAN GONSALVES, DANNY HUNTER, NINA LAURIDSEN

  3. Schools as a system to improve nutrition
  4. STINEKE OENEMA, LESLEY DRAKE, KAIA ENGESVEEN, ANDREA POLO GALANTE, DANNY HUNTER, DAVID 

    RYCKEMBUSCH, LUANA SWENSSON, FLORENCE TARTANAC 

  5. Strategies in integrating food and nutrition in the primary school curriculum
  6. MARIA THERESA M. TALAVERA, AILEEN R. DE JURAS 

  7. Linking school gardens, school feeding and nutrition education in the Philippines
  8. EMILITA MONVILLE-ORO, IMELDA ANGELES-AGDEPPA, IRISH P. BAGUILAT, JULIAN F. GONSALVES, MARIO V. CAPANZANA 

  9. School gardens in Nepal: design, piloting and scaling
  10. DHRUBA RAJ BHATTARAI, PEPIJN SCHREINEMACHERS

  11. Trees nurture nutrition: An insight on how to integrate locally available tree food and crop species in school gardens
  12. STEPHA MCMULLIN, BARBARA STADLMAYR, ERICK NGETHE, BRENDAH WEKESA, KEN NJOGU, AGNES GACHUIRI, BEN MBAYA, AGNES KATIWA, RAMNI JAMNADASS

  13. The role of school gardens as conservation networks for tree genetic resources
  14. FRANCESCA GRAZIOLI, MUHABBAT TURDIEVA, CHRIS J. KETTLE

  15. The impact of school gardens on nutrition outcomes in low-income countries
  16. PEPIJN SCHREINEMACHERS, RAY-YU YANG, DHRUBA RAJ BHATTARAJ, BAL BDR RAI, MAMOUNATA SANDAOGO OUEDRAOGO

  17. 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
  18. BLESILDA M. CALUB, LEILA S. AFRICA, BESSIE M. BURGOS 

  19. 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 

About the Editors

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 IIRR

Nina Lauridsen is a Research Fellow at Bioversity International

About the Series

Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

This series of books is published by Earthscan in association with Bioversity International. The aim of the series is to review the current state of knowledge in topical issues associated with agricultural biodiversity, to identify gaps in our knowledge base, to synthesize lessons learned and to propose future research and development actions. The overall objective is to increase the sustainable use of biodiversity in improving people’s well-being and food and nutrition security. The series’ scope is all aspects of agricultural biodiversity, ranging from conservation biology of genetic resources through social sciences to policy and legal aspects. It also covers the fields of research, education, communication and coordination, information management and knowledge sharing.

For more information on Bioversity International, please visit http://www.bioversityinternational.org/

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
HEA010000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living
HEA048000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / General
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SOC042000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries