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Planning an integrated agriculture and health program and designing its evaluation: Experience from Western Kenya

  Multi-sectoral programs that involve stakeholders in agriculture, nutrition and health care are essential for responding to nutrition problems such as vitamin A deficiency among pregnant and lactating women and their infants in many poor areas of lower income countries. Yet planning such multi-sectoral programs and designing appropriate evaluations, to respond to different …
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Reducing Vitamin A deficiency with orange fleshed sweet potato

This brief describes a project that took place in 4 countries between 2012 – 2015 and worked with 15 radio stations, NGOs, nutrition specialists and national research specialists to develop radio programs focused on OFSP. The programs covered three main topic; production, consumption and nutritional knowledge. The project took place …
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Flyer 8 -Comment concevoir une strategie de lutte contre la carence en vitamine A fondée sur l’utilisation de la PDCO en ASS

La PDCO a eu un impact positif dans de nombreuses communautés à travers l’Afrique et est une source salutaire de vitamine A alimentaire particulièrement appréciée des enfants. Le projet Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) fait campagne pour l’augmentation des investissements en faveur des approches alimentaires fondées sur la patate douce à …
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Orange-fleshed sweet potato-based infant food is a better source of dietary vitamin A than a maize– legume blend as complementary food

Background: White maize, which is widely used for complementary feeding and is seldom fortified at the household level, may be associated with the high prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among infants in low-income countries. Objective: The nutrient composition of complementary foods based on orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) and cream-fleshed sweet …
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The Introduction of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato on the Agricultural Farming System of Central Mozambique: The Opportunity Cost of Growing This Nutritious Crop

Many efforts have been recently made in Mozambique to disseminate orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP), an efficacious and effective source of pro-vitamin A. It has been demonstrated that the consumption of OFSP during the harvesting period can reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD) by 15% when it is introduced alongside an effort to …
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Presentation: Preliminary results from the cohort study of vitamin A in western Kenya

Cohort study of Vitamin A (COVA) is an initiative established to assess differences between intervention and control in communities. In this presentation some preliminary cohort study of Vitamin A results are reported. Additionally, food consumption study to assess the intervention impact is reported along other multiple ongoing studies.
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SPHI Brief 2014: Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN)

Scaling up Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) is a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP), National Research Institutes (NRI) and nutrition extension services, NGOs and commercial sectors. SUSTAIN was borne of the need for agricultural development and better nutrition worldwide via investing in Vitamin A rich Orange fleshed sweetpotato …
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