A large-scale intervention to introduce orange sweet potato in rural Mozambique increases vitamin A intakes among children and women

@article{Hotz2011ALI,
  title={A large-scale intervention to introduce orange sweet potato in rural Mozambique increases vitamin A intakes among children and women},
  author={C. Hotz and C. Loechl and Alan de Brauw and P. Eozenou and Daniel O. Gilligan and Mourad Moursi and Bernardino Munhaua and P. V. van Jaarsveld and A. Carriquiry and J. V. Meenakshi},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={108},
  pages={163 - 176}
}
  • C. Hotz, C. Loechl, +7 authors J. V. Meenakshi
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Nutrition
  • β-Carotene-rich orange sweet potato (OSP) has been shown to improve vitamin A status of infants and young children in controlled efficacy trials and in a small-scale effectiveness study with intensive exposure to project inputs. However, the potential of this important food crop to reduce the risk of vitamin A deficiency in deficient populations will depend on the ability to distribute OSP vines and promote its household production and consumption on a large scale. In rural Mozambique, we… CONTINUE READING
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