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000156956 245__ $$aExpected economic benefits of meeting nutritional needs through biofortified cassava in Nigeria and Kenya
000156956 260__ $$c2011-03
000156956 269__ $$a2011-03
000156956 300__ $$a17
000156956 336__ $$aJournal Article
000156956 490__ $$aVol. 6, No. 1
000156956 520__ $$aVitamin and mineral deficiencies are a significant health problem in much of the developing
world, causing illness, disability, mortality and reduced productivity. Biofortification of staple
food crops has been proposed as a cost-effective solution. This paper calculates disabilityadjusted
life years (DALYs) and economic surplus in order to analyze the potential health and
economic benefits of cassava varieties developed to reduce vitamin A and iron deficiency in
Nigeria and Kenya. Potential benefits from biofortification with vitamin A alone are estimated
at $1,100 to $1,400 million in Nigeria and $67 to $81 million in Kenya, and from
biofortification with both vitamin A and iron at $1,200 to $1,600 million in Nigeria and $105
to $110 million in Kenya. Costs per DALY saved are estimated at $4 to $6 for Nigeria, which
compares very favorably with the costs for alternative methods such as fortification and
supplementation. The estimated cost per DALY saved for Kenya is $56 to $87, which is
similar to that for fortification and supplementation.
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000156956 650__ $$aFood Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety
000156956 650__ $$aFood Security and Poverty
000156956 6531_ $$avitamin A deficiency
000156956 6531_ $$airon deficiency
000156956 6531_ $$abiofortified cassava
000156956 6531_ $$adisability-adjusted life
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000156956 700__ $$aNguema, Abigail
000156956 700__ $$aNorton, George W.
000156956 700__ $$aFregene, Martin
000156956 700__ $$aSayre, Richard
000156956 700__ $$aManary, Mark
000156956 773__ $$dMarch 2011$$j 06$$k 1$$tAfrican Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
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