Technical Report

Assessing the Relationship of Aflatoxin Exposure and Stunting in Children 6-59 Months of Age in 10 Districts of Nampula Province, Mozambique

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The aim of this study was to enumerate the serum aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in children 6-59 months of age, and estimate its association with linear growth in these children. To accomplish this aim, the team conducted a cross-sectional study that focused on understanding the extent and level of aflatoxin exposure as measured through presence in a serum sample from children. We also studied the association between serum aflatoxin and chronic malnutrition (stunting), accounting for other risk factors. The specific objectives of this study include: 1.

Avaliação da Relação entre a Exposição à Aflatoxina e a Desnutrição Crónica em crianças dos 6 aos 59 meses em 10 Distritos na Província de Nampula, Moçambique (POR)

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O objectivo principal deste estudo foi avaliar os níveis de aflatoxina B1 (AFB1) sérica em crianças de 6 a 59 meses de idade e estimar a sua associação com o crescimento linear nessas crianças. Para atingir esse objectivo, a equipa conduziu um estudo transversal que se focou em compreender a extensão e o nível de exposição à aflatoxina, determinando a sua presença em amostras de soro de crianças. Também se estudou a associação entre aflatoxina sérica e desnutrição crónica, considerando outros fatores de risco. Os objectivos específicos deste estudo incluem: 1.

Food Systems and Nutrition E-Consultation: Emerging Evidence Research Opportunities

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The USAID Bureau for Food Security (BFS) has prioritized a need to synthesize research findings in agriculture, food systems, and nutrition, to identify where evidence exists and where there are knowledge gaps. This information will help drive future research on how to reshape food systems to improve health and nutrition, and will enhance programming to meet U.S. Government objectives and the global Sustainable Development Goals.

Malawian Food Composition Table 2019

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This first edition of the Malawian Food Composition Table will benefit all nutrition and allied stakeholders, including the private sector, in generating nutritious diets from locally-available foods. It will also provide a platform for continued research and analysis of other local foods not yet included in this edition, thereby contributing to improved nutritional status and health of the citizens of Malawi, who would effectively contribute to the economic growth and development of the country

Impact Pathways from Agricultural Research to Improved Nutrition and Health: Literature Analysis and Research Priorities

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This paper contributes to ongoing work at many institutions aimed at identifying priority knowledge gaps, determining the best research approaches needed to fill those gaps, and exploring how to better support policy and programme implementation with sound empirical evidence of 'what works'.

PoSHAN Community Studies: Panel 3 Report

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The goal of PoSHAN Community Studies is to understand the factors that link agriculture to nutrition. This involves researching the determinants of household food security, dietary intake, and nutritional status of children under 5 years of age and their mothers in relation to changes in agriculture and exposure to agricultural and microeconomic extension, as well as nutrition and health programs in Nepal. This descriptive report summarizes the main findings of the third panel survey.

Measuring Food and Nutrition Security: An Independent Technical Assessment and User's Guide for Existing Indicators

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The purpose of this document is to assist policy and program planners and implementers, designers and managers, evaluators and analysts to target interventions and measure progress in food security and nutrition. Indicators for concepts such as Measuring Food and Nutrition Security: Technical Assessment and User's Guide Page 2 stunting and wasting, diet diversity and nutrient adequacy or food insecurity have proliferated in recent years, leading to widespread confusion about the best indicators for any given situation.

PoSHAN Community Studies: Panel 2 Report

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The goal of PoSHAN Community Studies is to understand the factors that link agriculture to nutrition. This involves researching the determinants of household food security, dietary intake, and nutritional status of children under 5 years of age and their mothers in relation to changes in agriculture and exposure to agricultural and microeconomic extension, as well as nutrition and health programs in Nepal. This descriptive report summarizes the main findings of the second panel survey conducted between May - July 2014.