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Banner: Building Nutritious Food Baskets – BNFB Project

A ‘food basket’ approach for scaling up Biofortified Crops and enhancing Nutrition Security in Africa   Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four in this region is undernourished. The vast majority of people also suffer micronutrient malnutrition (hidden hunger) …

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Poster: A food based approach to reduce vitamin A deficiency in Southern Ethiopia: A cross sectional study of maternal nutrition and health indicators

Vitamin A is a micronutrient essential for proper growth and development. Children and pregnant women are most susceptible to vitamin A deficiency (VAD) because of the higher intake requirements needed during critical growth periods. VAD is a serious but preventable public health problem in Ethiopia. Consumption of foods rich in …

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Increased Promotion and Evaluation of High β-carotene Sweetpotato as part of the Food Based Approaches to Combat Vitamin A Deficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Sweetpotato is one of the most important staple crops in densely populated parts of eastern Africa and is fast becoming an important supplementary staple in the southern part of the continent. Sweetpotato is vital to destitute, small-scale farmers with limited land, labor and capital. One of its greatest assets is …

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