Malnutrition is a major challenge in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This is majorly contributed by heavy dependence on starchy cereals, low dietary diversity and limited consumption of vitamin A-rich foods. Integrating locally adapted, drought tolerant and nutritious crops into local farming systems can potentially address these problems. Production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) has proved effective in addressing VAD. In this poster, a study conducted to determine the impact of school nutritional campaigns to adopt OFSP for food security is outlined.
Authors: Norman Kwikiriza, Wellington Jogo, Haile Tesfay, Frezer Asfaw, Kennedy Pambo, Julius Juma Okello, Norman Kwikiriza, Wellington Jogo, Haile Tesfay, Frezer Asfaw, Kennedy Pambo, Julius Juma Okello
Contributors: Administrator, Administrator
Publisher: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association & Western Agricultural Economics Association
Publication Date: 2015
Keywords: Ethiopia, malnutrition, Nutritional impact of OFSP, OFSP
HOW TO CITE
Kwikiriza, N., Jogo, W., Okello, J.J., Tesfay, H., Asfaw, F. and Pambo, K. 2015. The impact of school nutritional campaigns on OFSP adoption and food security among smallholder farming households in Tigray region, Ethiopia. In 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California (No. 205475). Agricultural and Applied Economics Association & Western Agricultural Economics Association.