Focusing on women works: research on improving micronutrient status through food-based interventions
Synthesis of five studies, undertaken in Ethiopia, Kenya, Peru, Tanzania, and Thailand, included intervention trails and measurement of impacts.
The results suggest that it is possible to increase the effectiveness of micronutrient interventions (including Vitamin A, iron, iodine) by increasing women’s active participation in problem solving and by increasing their access to such key resources as knowledge, technologies, and skills; thereby, enabling them to enhance their food production and care-giving contributions to nutrition. This has significant implications for planning micronutrient strategies that need to be scaled up and improved in effectiveness.
The full text of all 5 studies is also available on the WWW site