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Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers

  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique
  • Vitamin A deficiency and training to farmers: Evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique

Project Info

Principal Investigators

Pedro C. Vicente
Rute Caeiro

Field Coordination

Rute Caeiro

Funding

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Managing Instituitions

NOVAFRICA
VIDA

 

About this Project

A collaborative effort with Voluntariado Internacional para o Desenvolvimento Africano (VIDA)

 

In collaboration with the Portuguese NGO VIDA we analyze the impact of a food-based intervention to fight vitamin A deficiency using orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP).

Vitamin A deficiency is still a widespread public problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. In collaboration with the Portuguese NGO VIDA we analyze the impact of a food-based intervention to fight vitamin A deficiency using orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP).
More specifically, we conducted a randomized evaluation of OFSP-related training to female farmers in southern Mozambique, in which they were taught basic concepts of nutrition, how to plant OFSP, and how to introduce OFSP in household meals. We intend to assess the extent of OFSP-adoption and its effects on key nutrition indicators.

For additional information about NGO VIDA see here .