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Cowpeas in Northern Ghana and the Factors that Predict Caregivers’ Intention to Give Them to Schoolchildren

Background Cowpeas are important staple legumes among the rural poor in northern Ghana. Our objectives were to assess the iron and zinc content of cowpea landraces and identify factors that predict the intention of mothers/caregivers to give cowpeas to their schoolchildren. Methods and Findings We performed biochemical analysis on 14 landraces of cowpeas and assessed the opinion...

Grain legume cultivation and children’s dietary diversity in smallholder farming households in rural Ghana and Kenya

Boosting smallholder food production can potentially improve children’s nutrition in rural Sub-Saharan Africa through a production-own consumption pathway and an income-food purchase pathway. Rigorously designed studies are needed to provide evidence for nutrition impact, but are often difficult to implement in agricultural projects. Within the framework of a large agricultural...

How well do WHO complementary feeding indicators relate to nutritional status of children aged 6–23 months in rural Northern Ghana?

Abdul-Razak Abizari 0 Paul Aryee 0 0 University for Development Studies, School of Medicine and Health Sciences , P O Box TL 1883, Tamale , Ghana Background: Though the World Health Organization (WHO

Seasonality affects dietary diversity of school-age children in northern Ghana

Abdul-Razak Abizari. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no ... . The authors also thank the mothers/caregivers who participated in the survey. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Abdul-Razak Abizari, Inge D. Brouwer. Formal analysis: Abdul-Razak Abizari, Fusta

Subclinical inflammation influences the association between vitamin A- and iron status among schoolchildren in Ghana

research was received from Nestle Foundation for Nutrition Research with grant number FN4042. The grant was received by Abdul-Razak Abizari. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and