Agronomic bio fortification to improve iodine intake in Northern Uganda: a stakeholder based intervention

Date
March 2016 to February 2020
Countries
Members
Keywords
bio-fortification
food security
iodine deficiency
Institutions
Gulu University (Uganda)
Mountains of the Moon University (Uganda)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences

This project aims to introduce and promote agronomic iodine bio-fortification as an alternative strategy to increase iodine consumption and food security in Northern Uganda. Using a stakeholder-based approach, the project will identify acceptable pathways for dissemination implementing iodine bio-fortification in Uganda . This is novel approach which when implemented has great potentials for improving food security and combating iodine deficiency amongst the poor rural households.