Nutrition and growing your own food: Dietary Diversity Evidence from North Central Nigeria

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Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa, Michael Olabisi, 2019. Nutrition and growing your own food: Dietary Diversity Evidence from North Central Nigeria, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 82. East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Key Findings

  • Households’ dietary diversity is lower for households that produce a greater share of their own food, compared to households that buy all their food, especially for rural dwellers.
  • The least food groups produced and consumed by households are eggs, milk, fish & sea products, sweets and fruits which are vital sources of important micro-nutrients needed by the body.
  • Households produce a set of food items that is too narrow to make their diets diverse.

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Tags: c1-c2, cross-cutting-nutrition, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, household income and livelihoods, nigeria, nutrition


Related Topic Areas

Nigeria, FSP Nutrition Dataset, C1-C2


Authors

Michael Olabisi

Michael Olabisi
517-432-6656
olabisim@msu.edu

Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa

Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa


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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy
Food Security Group

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