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An ex ante analysis of the impact and cost-effectiveness of biofortified high-provitamin A and high-iron banana in Uganda:


  • Fiedler, John L.
  • Kilkuwe, Enoch M.
  • Birol, Ekin


Using the Ugandan National Household Survey of 2005/06, we analyzed the production and consumption patterns of highland cooking banana (nakinyika) and sweet banana (sukalindizi). Informed by the empirical findings, we developed geographically differentiated adoption, production, consumption, and diffusion patterns for several types of HPVAHIB. Based on households’ reported quantities of each type of banana currently consumed, we estimated the number of people consuming each banana and the quantities they consume, and then simulated the additional intakes of vitamin A and iron and estimated the number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) saved attributable to each.

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  • Fiedler, John L. & Kilkuwe, Enoch M. & Birol, Ekin, 2013. "An ex ante analysis of the impact and cost-effectiveness of biofortified high-provitamin A and high-iron banana in Uganda:," IFPRI discussion papers 1277, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifprid:1277

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    1. Fiedler, John L. & Mwangi, Dena M., 2016. "Improving household consumption and expenditure surveys’ food consumption metrics: Developing a strategic approach to the unfinished agenda:," IFPRI discussion papers 1570, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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    Nutrition; Biofortification; cost benefit analysis; Vitamin A; banana; Micronutrients; Vitamin A deficiency; Iron supplementation;

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