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Flyer 1: Promouvoir des approches axees sur l2019alimentation-Fr

La carence en vitamine A (CVA) est un problème de santé publique grave en Afrique. Il est le résultat d’une consommation insuffisante d’aliments riches en vitamine A et des infections fréquentes. Le problème touche environ 43% des enfants en âge préscolaire. La carence en vitamine A affaiblit le système immunitaire, …
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Flyer 1_Promote Food-based Approaches

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD), a serious public health problem in Africa, is the result of inadequate dietary intake of vitamin A rich foods and frequent infections. The problem affects an estimated 43% of pre-school aged children. Vitamin A deficiency weakens the immune system, increases the risk of disease and death, …
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Flyer 2 Promouvoir une approche globale pour reduire-fr

La carence en vitamine A (CVA) touche plus de 43% des enfants en âge préscolaire en Afrique. La cause principale est l’insuffisance de l’apport en vitamine A due à une mauvaise alimentation. Des infections fréquentes peuvent contribuer à la CVA en diminuant l’appétit, en réduisant l’absorption et en augmentant les …
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Flyer 2_Promote a Holistic Approach

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) affects over 43% of pre-school aged children in Africa. The main cause is inadequate intake of vitamin A due to poor diet. Frequent infections can contribute to VAD by decreasing appetite, reducing absorption and increasing needs for vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency weakens the immune system, …
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Presentation 23: Nutrition and Health: Strategies for eliminating Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in Tanzania

This presentation’s main focus is on Tanzania’s Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and strategies for successful elimination. The promotion of the production and consumption of β-carotene-rich food is a sustainable approach to combat vitamin A deficiency. In this presentation it is portrayed as the strategy which will complement other vitamin A …
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Implementation of Multiple Irish Aid-Funded Orange Flesh Sweet Potato Projects

Biofortification of sweetpotatoes is a promising and sustainable agricultural approach to reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD), particularly in remote areas where individuals have limited access to commercial markets and mainly rely on household-produced crops. Due to its large genetic variability, its favorable growing characteristics, and the high consumption in remote …
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Biofortification, Crop Adoption, and Health Information: Impact Pathways in Mozambique and Uganda

Biofortification, breeding staple food crops to be dense sources of essential micronutrients, is fast emerging as a strategy to fight micronutrient malnutrition. Large-scale biofortification investments are being made in several developing countries, but until recently little rigorous evidence about the impact of these investments has been available. In this paper, …
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Reaching Agents of Change (RAC); National workshop to discuss the advocacy and resources mobilization strategy

This document contains the proceedings from a two days’ workshop that involved cross-cutting stakeholders in the health, nutrition and agriculture sectors brainstorming and set footing on the development of an advocacy strategy for promotion of production and consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes in Tanzania. Briefly, Reaching Agents of Change …
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Engendered Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Project Planning Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation

This report presents an overview of the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) workshop in Tanzania. It covers background information on the RAC Project of the International Potato Center (CIP) and the efforts of Zenete França and Associates: Consultants in Learning and Capacity Building (ZFA) to support RAC in empowering its …
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