A nationally representative farmer-level survey on iron beans and Vitamin A maize in Zimbabwe
Stunting and deficiencies of vitamin A, zinc, and iron are among complex public health problems in Zimbabwe. Micronutrient deficiencies have been noted to result in stunting, mental retardation, increased diseases and mortality for children under 5 years and especially in breast-feeding women; incidents of blindness and death of mothers during delivery have also been reported. Overall impaired economic development across industry have also been recorded due to poor health and associated human capital efficiency due to deficiencies of these micro-nutrients.
The Center for Agriculture and Food Policy (CAFP) worked with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)/ HarvestPlus to carry out a national survey on Implementing nationally representative farmer-level survey to assess technology adoption, willingness to pay and impact of iron beans and vitamin A maize in selected provinces of Zimbabwe.
Data analysis and report writing is ongoing. The report will be shared once finalised