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)

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Soil chemistry
  • Social sciences
    • Strategic management
    • Consumer behaviour
    • Market research
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health nutrition
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.