Supporting nutrition-sensitive agriculture through neglected and underutilized species: operational framework

Agrobiodiversity is a resource that supports human and environmental wellbeing. IFAD’s support for the better use of agrobiodiversity with specific reference to neglected and underutilized species (NUS) and a greater recognition of the traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples associated with the use of NUS and wild edibles are important for fighting food and nutrition insecurity, especially in the context of climate change. Both factors have the potential to promote and enhance a sustainable and nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) and associated livelihood outcomes.