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Measures for increased nutrition and utilization of non-conventional food resources during disasters in Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10537596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The basic causes of the poor performance of the food and agricultural sector in the different parts of Africa are external, internal, and natural. The general recession in the Continent limits the capacity of the respective countries to import food to supplement inadequate domestic production and supplies. There are a number of nutritious food resources, both cultivated and gathered in the different ecological zones of Africa, whose production and consumption can be increased to ensure adequate food security and a nutritious diet, especially during disasters. These food resources could include: cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables, fish, and insects. These food resources already are available over wide geographical areas in Africa and are utilized or utilized to a limited extent. Therefore, strategies to increase food supply, eradicate hunger and malnutrition, and keep people alive in times of disasters should have as a priority, the cultivation and consumption of non-conventional food resources in the respective communities and countries.
Authors:
I M Nur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prehospital and disaster medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1049-023X     ISO Abbreviation:  Prehosp Disaster Med     Publication Date:    1999 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-08     Completed Date:  1999-07-08     Revised Date:  2011-12-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8918173     Medline TA:  Prehosp Disaster Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-31     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Head of Agriculture and Rural Development Division, Organization of African Unity (OAU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Africa
Diet
Food Supply*
Humans
Life Style
Nutrition Disorders / prevention & control
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*

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