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000246912 245__ $$aPromoting consumption of traditional African vegetables and its effect on food and nutrition security in Tanzania
000246912 260__ $$c2016-09
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000246912 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000246912 520__ $$aTraditional African vegetables have recently received considerable attention for their contribution to food and nutrition security and opportunities for enhancing smallholder livelihoods. Promoting the production and consumption of traditional vegetables is expected to enhance household nutrition among urban and rural households. The Good Seed Initiative (GSI) program promoted production and consumption of nutrient-dense traditional African vegetables in Arusha region in Tanzania to reduce malnutrition through diet diversification. This study estimated the impact of the program on households, women of childbearing age, and children’s dietary diversity. The study used cross-sectional data from 258 program participants and 242 non-participants households and applied matching techniques to control for problems associated with unobserved heterogeneity, which could otherwise bias the outcome estimates. We compared our findings with the inverse probability of treatment weighting to correct for selection bias. We found that households participating in traditional vegetable promotion program had significantly higher dietary diversity of children under five and women in reproductive age. We found no significant impact of promotion program on households’ dietary diversity. The policy implication is that scaling up promotional activities to encourage consumers to grow and eat traditional vegetables would be an important element in initiatives to increase dietary diversity, particularly for children under five and women of childbearing age in Tanzania.
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000246912 650__ $$aFood Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety
000246912 700__ $$aOchieng, Justus
000246912 700__ $$aAfari-Sefa, Victor
000246912 700__ $$aKaranja, Daniel
000246912 700__ $$aRajendran, Srinivasulu
000246912 700__ $$aSilvest, Samali
000246912 700__ $$aKessy, Radegunda
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