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HarvestPlus also publishes brochures, abstracts, technical monographs, and working papers that can be downloaded from the section below.

Are We There Yet? The Rigorousness of Impact Evaluations of Nutrition-Sensitive Agricultural Interventions

Will Meister
Economics and policy
Nutrition

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Feasibility of a Multiple Biofortified Food Intervention and its Potential Impact in the 1,000 Days Window of Opportunity

Nutrition
Economics and policy
Report

Biofortification Evidence Document

This document summarizes the latest evidence on nutrition, efficacy, and impact of biofortified crops.

Nutrition
Economics and policy
Report

Program Participation Intensity and Children's Nutritional Status: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Mozambique

Alan de Brauw
Patrick Eozenou
Mourad Moursi
Working Paper
Nutrition

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A Food Composition Table for Central and Eastern Uganda

Christine Hotz
Abdelrahman Lubowa
Cristina Sison
Mourad Moursi
Cornelia Loechl

The pdf below provides information on how the Food Composition Table was compiled and how to use the available Excel files. To download the Excel files, simply click on the link and save the file to your computer. Please contact us if you have any problems accessing the files.

Uganda
Nutrition
Technical Monograph

Effect of Iron Fortified Foods on Hematological Response and Zinc Status: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Before investing in food fortification and biofortification as interventions for curbing malnutrition, policymakers, program implementers, and the target population need to carefully weigh the benefits and safety of these interventions. A clear answer from the literature, however, is not easily found, thus justifying the need for a focused, systematic review and meta-analysis for guiding policy and relevant research. HarvestPlus has therefore supported the development of this research protocol. This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials will focus on the following objectives: (i) To evaluate the effect of iron-fortified foods and biofortified crops on efficient indicators of population response, namely hemoglobin and serum ferritin; (ii) To evaluate the possible predictors of a positive hemoglobin response, particularly focusing on food vehicle, iron fortification compound, iron content, baseline hemoglobin and ferritin levels, and duration of fortification; and (iii) To evaluate the effect of iron-fortified foods and biofortified crops on zinc status.

Report
Nutrition

Iron and Malaria

Addressing potential risks from food-based approaches to alleviate iron deficiency among children less than two years of age exposed to malaria

Nutrition

Statement on the Potential Benefits of Biofortification on the Nutritional Status of Populations

Nutrition

How Cost-Effective is Biofortification in Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition? An Ex ante Assessment

J.V. Meenakshi
Nancy L. Johnson
Victor M. Manyong et al
Abstracts
Economics and policy

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The Quantity of Zinc Absorbed from Wheat in Adult Women Is Enhanced by Biofortification

Jorge L. Rosado
K. Michael Hambidge
Leland V. Miller et al
Wheat
Nutrition
Abstracts

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