A community resource persons’ training guide: improving food and nutrition security through banana-based farming systems and foods
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Ekesa, B.; Johnson, V.; Kennedy, G.; Nabuuma, D.; Van den Bergh, I.; Ocimati, W. (2017) A community resource persons’ training guide: improving food and nutrition security through banana-based farming systems and foods. Scripta Horticulturae 19, 74 p. ISBN: 978-94-6261-146-7
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/82721
The information in this manual was selected following gaps identified at community level through focus group discussions and household surveys. The guide first describes what food security implies, it then goes on to give basic concepts on nutrition, i.e., types of nutrients, role in the body and local sources. The Guide goes ahead to describe how to make balanced family meals using locally available resources. The guide gives details on management of banana farms, post-harvest handling of the bananas and appropriate processing and cooking/combination methods that will enhance nutrient quality and promote better health. Last but not least, information on food safety and hygiene is also given.