Effect of intensive agriculture-nutrition education and extension program adoption and diffusion of biofortified crops.
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Okello, J.J.; Kwikiriza, N.; Muoki, P.; Wambaya, J.; Heck, S. 2019. Effect of intensive agriculture-nutrition education and extension program adoption and diffusion of biofortified crops. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information. ISSN 1540-4722. Published online: 02 Jan 2019. 23 P.
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Biofortification of staple crops to combat micronutrient deficiencies is gaining global recognition. Projects promoting biofortified food crops use intensive agriculture-nutrition education and extension activities to increase adoption of such crops. This study examines the effect of such programs on the adoption and diffusion of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). It finds that intensive agriculture-nutrition education and extension programs adopted by some of the biofortification projects increases the adoption and diffusion of OFSP. Specifically, participation in mother-to-mother nutrition support clubs and nutrition-focused health talks affect its adoption and diffusion, but with varying degrees of importance. The paper discusses the implications of these findings.
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Julius Juma Okellohttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2217-2770