Project

Feasibility of iodine biofortified lentils in school feeding programq to improve school performance, public health and agricultural policy in rural landlocked regions of Easst-Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania)

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Marketing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
policy iodine iodine effency risk regions biofortification schools performance micronutrient willingness to adopt feasibility lentils public health acceptance market study East-Afrika
 
Project description

Iodine is an important micronutrient definiency poses social and public health concerns. Salt iodizantion is largely unsiccessfull in certain endemic regions. Novel, alternative strategies like (GM) buifortification are promising. This study will evaluate the feasibility of iodine biofortified lentils in school feeding programs and examines farmers and paents interest in orde to define relevant policy recommendations.