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Dr Céline Termote

Organisation name

Bioversity International

Job title

Kenya office representative

Scientific Title

Associate Scientist agricultural and dietary diversity


Europe, Belgium

Country of current residence

Africa, Kenya

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

Agriculture and food systems

Disciplinary Expertise

agrobiodiversity, Dietary Assessment, food and nutrition, Wild edible plants and Non Timber Forest Products

Area of interest

Agricultural production, Agriculture, Forestry, Rural development, Consumption, Food, Food markets, Food security, Food value chains, Gender dynamics, Governance and policy, Resilience, Safety nets and vulnerability, Diet quality, Health, Maternal and child health, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Sustainable diets


Members introduction

Over 10 years of multidisciplinary research in sub-Saharan Africa combining ethnobotany, dietary diversity, agroecology, nutrition education, participatory action research, sustainable diets and food systems, markets and culture.

Academic publications

Recent publications

Penafiel D, Termote C, Lachat C, Espinel R, Kolsteren, P, Van Damme P (2016).  Barriers to eating traditional foods vary by age group in Ecuador with biodiversity loss as a key issue.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 48(4), 258-268.


Powell B, Thilsted SH, Ickowitz A, Termote C, Sunderland T and Herforth A (2015).  Improving diets with wild and cultivated biodiversity form across the landscape.  Food Security 7:535–5

Termote C, Raneri J, Deptford A and Cogill B (2014). Assessing the potential of wild foods in reducing the cost of a nutritionally adequate diet - An example from eastern Baringo District, Kenya.  Food and Nutrition Bulletin 35, 458-479

Boedecker J, Termote C, Assogbadjo AE, Van Damme P, Lachat C (2014).  Dietary contribution of Wild Edible Plants to women’s diets in Benin – an underutilized potential.  Food Security  (2014) 6/833  doi:10.1007/s12571-014-0396-7

Vinceti B, Termote C, Ickowitz A, Powell B, Kehlenbeck K, Hunter D (2013).  Strengthening the contribution of forests and trees to sustainable diets: challenges and opportunities. Sustainability 5 (11), 4797-4824.

Termote C, Bwama Meyi M, Dhed’a Djailo B, Huybregts L, Lachat C, Kolsteren P and Van Damme P (2012).  A biodiverse rich environment does not contribute to better diets.  A case study from DR Congo.  Plos One 7(1): e30533. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030533


Member for
3 years 1 month