Assessing the potential for food-based strategies to reduce Vitamin A and iron deficiencies
AbstractThis paper reviews current knowledge and experience with food-based approaches to reduce vitamin A and iron deficiencies. It presents a review of recently published literature, highlights some of the lessons learned, and identifies knowledge gaps and research priorities. Plant breeding strategies are also discussed because of their potential to increase the content of vitamin A and iron in the diet as well as their bioavailability. populations. The same question as that posed in previous reviews decades ago remains at the end of the present review: what really can be achieved with food-based interventions to control vitamin A and iron deficiency? Food based approaches could be an essential part of the long-termglobal strategy to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies but their real potential is still to be explored.
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Date of creation: 2000
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Minerals in human nutrition. ; Nutrition. ; Plant breeding. ;
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- Ruel, Marie T. & Levin, Carol E., 2000. "Assessing the potential for food-based strategies to reduce Vitamin A and iron deficiencies," FCND briefs 92, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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- Ruel, Marie T. & Bouis, Howarth E., 1997. "Plant breeding," FCND discussion papers 30, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
- Levin, Henry M, 1986. "A Benefit-Cost Analysis of Nutritional Programs for Anemia Reduction," World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 1(2), pages 219-45, July.
- Levin, Carol E. & Long, Jennifer & Simler, Kenneth R. & Johnson-Welch, Charlotte, 2003.
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154, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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