Biotechnology to combat malnutrition in Nigeria.

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International Labour Office , Geneva
SeriesWorldEmployment Programme research working papers -- WEP2-22/WP 190
ContributionsWorld Employment Programme. Technology and Employment Programme.
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Open LibraryOL20323394M
ISBN 109221068994

Abstract. The overall food demand in Nigeria is estimated to be growing at the rate of at least per cent per annum due to the combined effects of population and income growth, while available data concerning the protein requirements of the Nigerian population show that the present production of food protein falls far short of demand (Idachaba, ).Author: G.


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The Deputy Director, NABDA/Country Coordinator OFAB Nigeria, Dr. Rose Maxwell Gidado has said that the solution to the nation’s food chain security lies on the strength of Agricultural Biotechnology.

Adding that, the projected population of million people by coupled with the pandemic effect will amount to a risk in decreased farming population due to some major factors.

“The. Investigates current applications of biotechnology in developing countries and their impact on the rural poor. Can biotechnologies be specifically designed and deliberately released to alleviate rural Biotechnology to Combat Malnutrition in Nigeria.

Okereke. Pages The External Threat. Front Matter. About this book. Nigeria has the second highest burden of stunted children in the world, with a national prevalence rate of 32 percent of children under five. An estimated 2 million children in Nigeria suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), but only two out of every 10 children affected is currently reached with treatment.

Investigates current applications of biotechnology in developing countries and their impact on the rural poor. Can biotechnologies be specifically designed and deliberately released to alleviate rural poverty, or will they accentuate existing inequalities. Biotechnology to Combat Malnutrition in Nigeria.

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Okereke. The malnutrition situation in Nigeria has profound implications for health and human development and presents a major obstacle to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in the country.

In terms of child – and women – health and nutrition, these targets aim to reduce by two thirds the under-five mortality rate and by three. However, the form of malnutrition common to Nigeria is under nutrition. Cases of Malnutrition in Nigeria, Facts and Figures.

The United Nations Children’s fund (UNICEF) Kaduna has revealed that malnutrition accounts for over 50% of under-five mortality of children and women in Nigeria especially in the Northern part of the country. Almost half of Nigeria’s children are stunted by nutritional deprivation, with devastating consequences for health and cognitive development.

A bout 2 million face life-threatening malnutrition. This Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme has treated over two million children since it was first introduced in Nigeria, at a cost of just US$ per child. of acute malnutrition (wasting or low weight-for-height) has worsened, from 14 percent in to 18 percent in among children under 5 years (National Population Commission and ICF International and ).

Women’s nutrition is also of concern in Nigeria facing the double burden of malnutrition: prevalence of undernutrition is An analysis of factors that have helped Boko Haram fester and recruit must come to grips with issues of poor socio-economic environment and access to justice in Nigeria’s north-east, the United States has said.

The U.S. issued the position in a new law, S. Background. Malnutrition is regarded as the most important risk factor for illness and death globally and it is associated with % of all deaths in young children [1–4].According to UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank, out of the million under-fives estimated to be stunted globally inover a third resided in Africa [].In addition, about one-third of the 51 million under-fives who.

One example tells us how biotechnology can contribute to combating global hunger and malnutrition. Golden Rice Approximately million children in low-income groups in countries, especially in Africa and South-East Asia, are deficient in Vitamin A. Introduction. According to the National Demographic and Health Survey, more than 31% of under-five children in the Niger delta region of Nigeria are stunted, and % are under-weight;[] even as under-nutrition has been shown to pose a great danger to the survival and future wellbeing of children.[] Studies attribute up to % of all deaths in young children to undernutrition, varying.

Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery. The interaction between undernutrition and infection can create a potentially lethal cycle of worsening illness and deteriorating nutritional status.

The main reason for malnutrition in Nigeria is the lack of healthy diet. The poverty level in Nigeria is pretty high, that is why a lot of children do not have access to.

The ranking of Nigeria among countries with the highest number of children suffering from malnutrition is alarming. Nigeria is said to be in technical economic recession with prices of essential.

Uniting in the battle to end child malnutrition in Nigeria UNICEF welcomes commitments to meet the needs of Nigeria's million malnourished children and urges further action Photo Essay.

29/08/ Surviving with ‘miracle food’ This is the story of two women fighting to keep their children alive and who, despite everything, manage to. Malnutrition worsens in Nigeria despite govt, private sector efforts — Report February 2, Nike Adebowale Malnourished children Photo:   Nigeria still remains one of the worst-hit by malnutrition in the Sub Saharan region, with children and women in their reproductive age most affected.

The NBS Demographic Health Survey revealed that 37% of children under age are stunted, 17% severely stunted and 7% wasted. 22% are underweight and 7% are severely underweight. The three states that make up the Northeast of Nigeria – Adamawa, Yobe and Borno, have the highest rate of malnutrition in Nigeria.

An estimatedchildren aged 6 to 59 months across these states are acutely malnourished,with Severe Acute Malnutrition, SAM, andwith Moderate Acute Malnutrition, MAM.

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Studies in Nigeria found that protein-energy malnutrition was the second cause of death in children under six years. This review covers 1) the prevalence of protein-energy malnutrition; 2) morbidity and mortality rate due to malnutrition; and 3) the hematological parameters of. We’ve planted over 1 million trees to combat deforestation and malnutrition in Ghana – one for each customer.

SHOP NOW & PLANT A TREE OUR STORY. OUR STORY. Malnutrition – in particular, micronutrient deficiency and protein-energy malnutrition – is a huge issue in some parts of Africa. Thirty-five percent of children under the age of 5 are stunted.

Overview of Hidden Hunger in Africa In sub-Saharan Africa, malnutrition is severe, with many challenges slowing improvement. Over a third of the population suffers from undernutrition and the broad human, social and economic cost is devastating.

Half a million children in sub-Sahara Africa die each year from common diseases because they are not protected byRead More. Civil society organisations are advocating for increased access to biofortified crops and food as one of the solutions to combat malnutrition and end stunted growth among children.

Several policies and initiatives are now being developed with the aim of providing efficient framework to address food insecurity and malnutrition in Nigeria [9]. In the early 70s, during the military regime, Gen.

Yakubu Gowon government out of desperation embarked on a. Biofortification Through Biotechnology to Combat Malnutrition. Ap Food Quality & Nutrition Much of the developing world relies largely on one or more staple crops for nutrition.

As a result, they are the focus of biofortification projects to increase levels of nutrients that are often deficient. Major staple crops include wheat and. Malnutrition is a major burden on the Zambian health care system and contributes to low human capital.

Nationally, 40 percent of children under 5 years are stunted.

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Analysis by age groups shows that stunting is highest (54 percent) in children 18–23 months and lowest (14 percent) in children under 6 months. Children in rural areas (42 percent. Part 3 Milk and feed: the differential impact of biotechnology the Mexico-United States contrast, ; biotechnology to combat malnutrition in Nigeria, e.

Part 4 The external threat: biotechnology trends - a threat to Philippine agriculture?, ; can we avert an oil crisis?, kamp; policy perspectives and the future. Malnutrition affects chances of survival for children, increases their susceptibility to illness, reduces their ability to learn, and makes them less productive in later life.

It is estimated that malnutrition is a contributing factor in about one-third of all deaths of children under the age of 5. Figure 1 looks at the key statistics on malnutrition for children in India. “Malnutrition is a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa that calls for urgent actions and interventions such as ANI”, he said.

Echoing the same sentiments, Dr Francesco Branca, Director of Nutrition for Health and Development at WHO/HQ, appreciated the concerted efforts of the different countries to improve nutrition.