Fruit and Vegetables for Sustainable Healthy Diets (FRESH)

The CGIAR Initiative on Fruit and Vegetables for Sustainable Healthy Diets, also known as FRESH, aims to use an end-to-end approach to increase fruit and vegetable intake and in turn improve diet quality, nutrition, and health, while also improving livelihoods, empowering women and youth, and mitigating environmental impacts. 


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Where We Work

This Initiative will work in the following focus countries:

  • Benin 
  • The Philippines 
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Fiji (exploratory)
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This research is being implemented by CGIAR researchers from IFPRI, CIMMYT, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, IWMI, and CIP in close partnership with World Vegetable Center, Applied Horticultural Research, the University of Sydney, the Institute of Development Studies, Wageningen University & Research, and the University of California, Davis, Borlaug Institute of South Asia, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute. 

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