The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

5th International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition (ICFSN 2018)

9-10 April 2018. Copenhagen. 5th International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition (ICFSN 2018)

  • Evaluating the impact of consumption of indigenous fruits and vegetables on rural food security: the case of Port St Johns area, South Africa. Samuel Ntlanga, Amon Taruvinga and Abyssinia Mushunje
    Indigenous fruits and vegetables are associated with multiple nutritional and health benefits. Unfortunately, the multiple benefits associated with indigenous fruits did not gain any popularity and further not taken into account as the possibly solution in addressing food and nutritional insecurity in rural areas. The study shows that there was a significant improvement in food security from the consumers of indigenous fruits and vegetables than non-consumers. (PAGE 16)
  • Income and food security status among rural women Indigenous Knowledge (IK) based crafters and non-crafters: The case of Amathole District Municipality, South AfricaSesetu Nyeleka, Amon Taruvinga and Leocadia Zhou
    IK based crafts may address rural household income for women but falls short of addressing their household food security.
  • Multisector approach to tackling drivers of malnutrition in vulnerable communities: Experience from USAID – Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project E. A. Oluloto, A. A Oseni, A. Kanoute
    The project promoted optimal Nutrition and WASH services focusing on the first 1000 days through a comprehensive behavior change communication package, capacity building, and services delivery.   The success of this multisector approach to improving nutrition was massive and demonstrates that food and nutrition security is better achieved when all sectors work in tandem. (PAGE 24)
  • Performance and Application of a “Dilute-and-Shoot” LC-MS/MS Method for Determination of Mycotoxins in Food Products in São Paulo, Brazil. Larissa T. Franco, Tânia Petta, Maria E. Vendrametto and Carlos A.F. Oliveira
    Results indicated low incidences of mycotoxin in the products evaluated, although the co-occurrence of FB and DON warrants concern about their incidence in wheat flour in Brazil. (PAGE 23)


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