Yellow Cassava; Vitamin A

Would you like to be fed with half a kilo of cassava per day?

Study as a proof of principles “Why did you go to Kenya with cassava?” asked a Ghanian early career scientist from the audience during discussion, regarding a study about introduction of high β-carotene containing yellow cassava in Kenya. In fact, the Vitamin A deficiency of the population in Ghana would be much higher than in Kenya, he adds. The presenter from Wageningen University in Holland, Alida Melses responses: “The study is a proof of principle – it doesn’t matter where you work as long as you demonstrate that it works. The area was chosen by practical reasons.” Breakout session 3_Alida Melse Boonstra.docx Alida Melse-Boonstra, Wageningen University, Netherlands, about improving nutrition through staple foods in Africa
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