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Exploring food fortification potential of neglected legume and oil seed crops for improving food and nutrition security among smallholder farming communities: a systemic review

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-28T16:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-28T16:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15825
dc.description.abstract A systematic review of literature on value-addition and food fortification of cereals using neglected legume and oil seed crops among smallholder farming communities was done. There is scanty and very limited empirical evidence on the use of legumes in food fortification of cereals at the household level. This is largely because of a neglect of local micronutrient provision initiatives at the household level, with much attention being done at policy and industrial scale food fortification levels. Besides, the current policies do not provide for the fortification of most food crops commonly grown in smallholder farming communities and there are very few initiatives that are in place to promote localised fortification options among rural communities. The paper consolidated existing knowledge on food fortification in general, value addition of small grains and neglected legume and oil seed crops. It explored fortification potential of sesame, cow pea and groundnuts and mapped existing gaps and missing links hampering the enhancement of food security and nutrition. This study recommends the promotion of groundnuts and sesame production, their value addition, and their use in the fortification of cereal food products to complement protein, Vitamins, Fe, K, Na, Mg, Zn, and Ca provision. This will significantly contribute to the alleviation of malnutrition among rural communities particularly in developing countries where agriculture is the mainstay of economies. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject AGRICULTURE en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject SMALLHOLDER FARMING en
dc.title Exploring food fortification potential of neglected legume and oil seed crops for improving food and nutrition security among smallholder farming communities: a systemic review en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.ProjectNumber QBBBBB en
dc.Volume 3 en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Agriculture and Food Research en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11780 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=23596 en
dc.PageNumber 100-117 en
dc.outputnumber 10926 en
dc.bibliographictitle Marongwe, F.D., Masamha, B., Nyakudya, E., Mandumbu, R., Kamota, A., Zengeza, T., Mapfeka, R.F. & Nyamadzawo, G. (2021) Exploring food fortification potential of neglected legume and oil seed crops for improving food and nutrition security among smallholder farming communities: a systemic review. <i>Journal of Agriculture and Food Research</i>. 3:100-117. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Marongwe, F.D. en
dc.contributor.author2 Masamha, B. en
dc.contributor.author3 Nyakudya, E. en
dc.contributor.author4 Mandumbu, R. en
dc.contributor.author5 Kamota, A. en
dc.contributor.author6 Zengeza, T. en
dc.contributor.author7 Mapfeka, R.F. en
dc.contributor.author8 Nyamadzawo, G. en


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