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Assessing Nutritional Diversity of Cropping Systems in African Villages

  • Roseline Remans equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Roseline Remans, Dan F. B. Flynn

    rremans@ei.columbia.edu

    Affiliations: The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Leuven Sustainable Earth Research Center at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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  • Dan F. B. Flynn equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Roseline Remans, Dan F. B. Flynn

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Fabrice DeClerck,

    Affiliations: The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Division of Research and Development, CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica

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  • Willy Diru,

    Affiliation: World Agroforestry Centre, The Sauri Millennium Villages Cluster, Kisumu, Kenya

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  • Jessica Fanzo,

    Affiliation: Bioversity International, Rome, Italy

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  • Kaitlyn Gaynor,

    Affiliation: The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Isabel Lambrecht,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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  • Joseph Mudiope,

    Affiliation: The United Nations Development Program, The Ruhiira Millennium Villages Cluster, Mbarara, Uganda

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  • Patrick K. Mutuo,

    Affiliations: The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, The Millennium Development Goals Centre for East and Southern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Phelire Nkhoma,

    Affiliation: The United Nations Development Program, The Mwandama Millennium Villages Cluster, Zomba, Malawi

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  • David Siriri,

    Affiliations: The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, The United Nations Development Program, The Ruhiira Millennium Villages Cluster, Mbarara, Uganda

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  • Clare Sullivan,

    Affiliation: The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Cheryl A. Palm

    Affiliation: The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: June 16, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021235

About the Authors

Roseline Remans, Fabrice DeClerck, Kaitlyn Gaynor, Patrick K. Mutuo, David Siriri, Clare Sullivan, Cheryl A. Palm
The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Roseline Remans
Leuven Sustainable Earth Research Center at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Dan F. B. Flynn
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Fabrice DeClerck
Division of Research and Development, CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Willy Diru
World Agroforestry Centre, The Sauri Millennium Villages Cluster, Kisumu, Kenya
Jessica Fanzo
Bioversity International, Rome, Italy
Isabel Lambrecht
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Joseph Mudiope, David Siriri
The United Nations Development Program, The Ruhiira Millennium Villages Cluster, Mbarara, Uganda
Patrick K. Mutuo
The Millennium Development Goals Centre for East and Southern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Phelire Nkhoma
The United Nations Development Program, The Mwandama Millennium Villages Cluster, Zomba, Malawi

Corresponding Author

Email: rremans@ei.columbia.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RR CAP. Performed the experiments: RR CS IL . Analyzed the data: DFBF KG RR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FD JF JM DS PKM PN WD. Wrote the paper: RR DFBF.