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The economic losses associated with aflatoxin are estimated to be large; however, there is a dearth of systematic studies that empirically estimate a) economic losses (in terms of both health and income) for all stakeholders along the value chain...

31 Jan, 2012 - John Ulimwengu, Cleo Roberts, and Josee Randriamamonjy

Endowed with 80 million hectares of arable land (of which only 10 percent are used), diverse climatic
conditions, and abundant water resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the potential to
become the breadbasket of...

- Rachel Hurst, Edwin W. P. Siyame, Scott D. Young, Allan D. C. Chilimba, Edward J. M. Joy, Colin R. Black, E. Louise Ander, Michael J. Watts, Benson Chilima, Jellita Gondwe, Dalitso Kang'ombe, Alexander J. Stein, Susan J. Fairweather-Tait, Rosalind S. Gibson, Alexander A. Kalimbira, Martin R. Broadley

Selenium (Se) is an essential human micronutrient with critical roles in immune functioning and antioxidant defence. Estimates of dietary Se intakes and status are scarce for Africa although crop surveys indicate deficiency is probably widespread...

- Megan Parker, Jef L Leroy, Deanna Olney, Jody Harris, and Marie Ruel

This report presents the findings from the baseline survey for the impact evaluation of the Tubaramure program, a Preventing Malnutrition in Children under 2 Approach (PM2A) program implemented in eastern Burundi. Tubaramure is a United States...

- Tara Garnett and H. Charles J. Godfray

This report is based on discussions held at a two day workshop held in January 2012, co-organised by the Food Climate Research Network and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. The workshop was facilitated by Kath Dalmeny of Sustain...

- Clemens Breisinger, Perrihan Al-Riffai, Olivier Ecker, Riham Abuismail, Jane Waite, Noura Abdelwahab, Alaa Zohery, Heba El-Laithy, and Dina Armanious

Owing to a succession of crises and worsening poverty, food security in Egypt started to deteriorate as early as 2005. These crises included the avian influenza epidemic in 2006; the food, fuel, and financial crises of 2007–2009; a further...

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The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) is an African Union Commission (AUC)-led initiative through which countries are able to estimate the social and economic impacts of child undernutrition. Twelve countries are...
- John Hoddinott, Harold Alderman, Jere R. Behrman, Lawrence Haddad, Susan Horton

This paper outlines the economic rationale for investments that reduce stunting. We present a framework that illustrates the functional consequences of stunting in the 1000 days after conception throughout the life cycle: from childhood through...

- John Hoddinott, Guush Berhane, Daniel O. Gilligan, Neha Kumar and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

Ethiopia's Food Security Programme provides income transfers through public works in its Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) as well as targeted services provided through the Other Food Security Programme (OFSP) and, later, the Household...

- Harold Alderman, Daniel O. Gilligan, Kim Lehrer

There is a general consensus that food for education (FFE) programs increase primary school participation. Although this view is widely held, there is limited causal evidence to support it. Moreover, little is known about how the design of FFE...