Nutrition and growing your own food: Dietary Diversity Evidence from North Central NigeriaDOWNLOAD
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.
- 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.