What is it about?
It describes a method to compare different food aid products, produced from different countries, and provides guidance on how to consider the nutrients they provide and their cost in making decisions on the products and where they are sourced from.
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Why is it important?
To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the first manuscripts that has used these metrics in this way. Hopefully it serves as an example on how these type of decisions can be data informed.
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This page is a summary of: Nutrient Cost-Effectiveness of Fortified Blended Food Aid Products, Food and Nutrition Bulletin, June 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0379572119846331.
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2017 Global Food Systems - New sorghum product improves child nutrition
Video describing the project.
The MFFAPP Tanzania Efficacy Study Protocol: Newly Formulated, Extruded, Fortified Blended Foods for Food Aid
Study design paper.
Complementary Feeding of Sorghum-Based and Corn-Based Fortified Blended Foods Results in Similar Iron, Vitamin A, and Anthropometric Outcomes in the MFFAPP Tanzania Efficacy Study
Manuscript that describes the results of the efficacy study.
Is the Inclusion of Animal Source Foods in Fortified Blended Foods Justified?
Review focused on whether there is justification for the inclusion of often costly animal protein sources in food aid porridges.
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