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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) publishes Special Issue devoted to biofortification

Sokoine University

The African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) has published a Special Issue devoted to Biofortification. The Special Issue is a culmination of an idea mooted by Dr Howarth Bouis, one of the four 2016 World Food Prize laureates and features 17 chapters. In her forward, the AFJAND Editor-In-Chief, …

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Module 7: Frequency of Consumption of Vitamin A Rich Foods

Micronutrient malnutrition, the lack of vitamin A in particular, is one of the major public health problems in less developed countries. It can lead to blindness and death in children under five years of age. Globally, an estimated 250 million preschool children are vitamin A deficient, of which about 250,000 …
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Poster 9: The Impact of nutrition behavior change interventions on OFSP knowledge and consumption in Rwanda

Authors: Rachael Cox, Kirimi Sindi, Robert Ackatia-Armah, Valentine Uwase, Francine Uwera, Jean Claude Nshimiyimana, and Luka Wanjohi   The theory of change guiding the Feed the Future Rwanda Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato for Income and Nutrition Activity associates the increased consumption of OFSP and improvements in other nutrition indicators with various …
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The 13th International Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops- Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB)

The 13th International Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops will take place at  White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between 5th and 10th March 2017. The theme of the symposium is “Expanding Collaboration, Catalyzing Innovation of Root Crops for Accelerating Africa’s Economic Growth”. It has five sub-themes: 1. …

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Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: compendium of indicators

nutrition-sensitive agriculture

The compendium of indicators for nutrition-sensitive agriculture is a guide for those responsible for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of investment projects in food and agriculture – including and in addition to value chains, social development, and rural development – that need to demonstrate that they lead to intermediary results toward …
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Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda

Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda

The Ugandan government’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has published a book titled “Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda“. The book presents a set of guidelines for promoting enterprise combinations informed by income and food security as well as nutrition considerations. Published in August 2016, …

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Biofortification in Regional Agriculture and Nutrition Policies

FARA is organizing a side event entitled ‘Embracing biofortification in national and regional agriculture and nutrition policies and strategies, during the Commemoration of 7th African Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADNFS). This side event falls within the Sub-theme 4 of the ADNFS i.e. harnessing partnerships for improved child nutrition …

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