Ghana / IFPRI / IITA / Intensification / MAIZECRP / Nutrition / West Africa

How Africa RISING interventions affecting production diversity and dietary quality

evidence_brief_intervention_2016Addressing shortage of micro-nutrients in the diet, which is referred to as ‘hidden hunger’, is becoming an increasingly important goal in the human development agenda.

The three regions in northern Ghana where Africa RISING intervened cover 40% of the nation’s land mass and have the highest poverty rate in the country. Smallholder farmers constitute a majority of the population there and their diets depend heavily on the crops and animals they produce.

This evidence brief presents findings from a study that investigated whether on-farm diversity and the production of nutrient-rich crops and livestock by-products contribute to improvements in dietary diversity and micronutrient intake in households. It also evaluated the early effects of the Africa RISING project on crop production and dietary diversity of beneficiaries.

Download the brief or read it here.

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