FAO is currently working on the 2013-update of the Nutrition Indicators for Biodiversity (NIB), namely the Indicator on food composition and on food consumption. Briefly, the Indicators have been developed to raise the awareness of biodiversity in nutrition and agriculture, and represent a simply count of foods that are considered ‘biodiverse’, i.e. foods identified:
The Indicator on food composition (Indicator 1) is a count of the number of biodiverse foods with at least one value for a nutrient or bioactive component. It provides a rough picture of the global availability of compositional data of biodiverse foods. For more information development, definition and counting criteria, click here
The Indicator on food consumption (Indicator 2) is a count of the number of biodiverse foods reported in a survey instrument and shows to which extend biodiverse foods are featured in food consumption tools. For information about development, definition and counting criteria, click here
The call is for the following:
Please consult the INFOODS webpage if you want to know more about the Nutrition Indicators, their development, and the reporting so far (http://www.fao.org/infoods/infoods/food-biodiversity/en/).
Deadline for data submission: 18. November 2013;
Instructions on how to submit data
Original papers from the scientific literature or Excel datasets can also be submitted. In whatever way data are going to be submitted, it is important that a complete food list (incl. scientific names) and a list of all references is provided.
For further information on the criteria of inclusion or exclusion of foods for the Indicators, see table 2
Regarding the Indicator on consumption, see an example of how to use the attached template (annex 6)