Director of Food Systems

Gina has over 25 years of experience in international development. She was previously a Senior Scientist with Bioversity International in the Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems Initiative. Gina is also Chair of the IUNS Task Force on Traditional and Indigenous Food Systems and Nutrition. Her research interests include dietary diversity and diet quality and assessment of nutritional problems in developing countries. For the past fifteen years she has worked on nutrition assessment in developing countries, including assessing the contribution of agricultural biodiversity on nutrient intake. Prior to joining Bioversity she worked for the Nutrition Division of FAO on food-based indicators for use in food and nutrition security programs, nutrition assessment and nutrient requirements.

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