Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-based Approaches

Edited by B Thompson 
CABI  November 2010  

Harcback  432 pp  ISBN 9781845937140      £95.00
This book is co-published with The Food and Agruiculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Micronutrient deficiency affects more than two billion people in the world today, contributing to the vicious cycle of malnutrition and underdevelopment. Micronutrient deficiencies have long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity. Food-based approaches, which include food production, dietary diversification and food fortification, are sustainable strategies for improving the micronutrient status of populations. This book focuses on practical, sustainable actions for overcoming micronutrient deficiencies through increased access to, and consumption of, adequate quantities and an appropriate variety of safe, good-quality food.

Readership: Policymakers, agronomists, food and nutrition security planners, and health workers.


About the editors

  • Strategies for preventing multi-micronutrient deficiencies: a review of experiences with food-based approaches in developing countries, by R. S. Gibson
  • Addressing micronutrient malnutrition to achieve nutrition security, by P. Shetty
  • Agricultural interventions and nutrition: lessons from the past and new evidence, by M. Arimond, C. Hawkes, M. T. Ruel, Z. Sifri, P. R. Berti, J. L. Leroy, J. W. Low, L. R. Brown, and E. A. Frongillo
  • A 3 year cohort study to assess the impact of an integrated food- and livelihood-based model on undernutrition in rural western Kenya, by J. Fanzo, R. Remans, P. M. Pronyk, J. Negin, J. Wariero, P. Mutuo, J . Masira, W. Diru, E. Lelerai, D. Kim, B. Nemser, M. Muńiz, C. Palm, P. Sanchez, S Ehrlich Sachs and J. D. Sachs
  • >Food-based, low-cost strategies to combat micronutrient deficiencies: evidence-based interventions in Lesotho and Malawi by J. M. Aphane, N. Pilime, and N. J. Saronga
  • Animal source foods as a food-based approach to address nutrient deficiencies and functional outcomes: a study among Kenyan schoolchildren, by C. G. Neumann, N. O. Bwibo, C. A. Gewa and N. Drorbaugh
  • Small animal revolving funds: an innovative programming model to increase access to and consumption of animal source foods by rural households in Malawi, by A. C. MacDonald, B. J. Main, R. H. Namarika, M. E. Yiannakis and A. M Mildon
  • Aquaculture's role in improving food and nutrition security, by B. Thompson and R. Subasinghe
  • A home gardening approach developed in South Africa to address vitamin A deficiency, by M. Faber and S. Laurie
  • AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center's approach to alleviate malnutrition, by M. L. Chadha, L. M. Engle, J. d'A. Hughes, D. R. Ledesma and K. M. Weinberger
  • Introducing vegetables into the India Mid-Day Meal Programme (MDM): the potential for dietary change, by E. Muehlhoff, R. Ramana, H. Gopalan and P. Ramachandran
  • Developing micronutrient-rich snacks for pre-conception and antenatal health: the Mumbai Maternal Nutrition Project (MMNP), by D. Shivashankaran, S. Gurumurthy, S. H. Kehoe, P. S. Chheda, B. M. Margetts, P. Muley-Lotankar, A. Agarwal, N. Brown, S. A. Sahariah, V. Taskar, C. H. D. Fall and R. D. Potdar
  • Approaches and lessons learned for promoting dietary improvement in Pohnpei, Micronesia, by L. Englberger, A. Lorens, M. Pretrick, B. Raynor, J. Currie, A. Corsi, L. Kaufer, R. I. Naik, R. Spegal and H. V. Kuhnlein
  • A food systems approach to increase dietary zinc intake in Bangladesh based on an analysis of diet, rice production and processing, by A. B. Mayer, M. C. Latham, J. M. Duxbury, N. Hassan and E. A. Frongillo
  • Combating iron deficiency: food-based approaches, by B. Thompson
  • Human micronutrient deficiencies: linkages with micronutrient deficiencies in soils, crops and animal nutrition, by M. Nubé and R. L. Voortman
  • Nationwide supplementation of sodium selenate to commercial fertilizers. History and 20-year results from the Finnish selenium monitoring programme, by G. Alfthan, P. Aspila, P. Ekholm, M. Eurola, H. Hartikainen, H. Hero, V. Hietaniemi, T. Root, P. Salminen, E.-R Venäläinen, and A. Aro
  • Leaf concentrate and other benefits of leaf fractionation, by M. N. G. Davys, F.-C Richardier, D. Kennedy, O. de Mathan, S. M. Collin, J. Subtil, E. Bertin and M. J. Davys
  • Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs): a methodology for conducting economic studies of food-based interventions such as biofortification, by A. Pérez Suárez
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