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Agronomic biofortification from a stakeholder's viewpoint: evidence from studies on iodine‐enriched foods in Uganda

Agronomic biofortification from a stakeholder's viewpoint: evidence from studies on iodine‐enriched foods in Uganda

Olum, Solomon, Wesana, Joshua ORCID: 0000-0003-1970-6241, Odongo, Walter, Mogendi, Joseph, Okello, Collins, Webale, Dominic, Makokha, Anselimo, Ongeng, Duncan, Gellynck, Xavier and De Steur, Hans (2020) Agronomic biofortification from a stakeholder's viewpoint: evidence from studies on iodine‐enriched foods in Uganda. In: Benkeblia, Noureddine, (ed.) Vitamins and Minerals Biofortification of Edible Plants. Wiley, pp. 163-190. ISBN 978-1119511144 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119511144.ch8)

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of two case studies that examine stakeholder reactions toward iodine biofortification in Uganda. The first case applies the protection motivation theory and evaluates the intention of school heads and parents of school‐aged children to include iodine‐biofortified legumes in school feeding programs. The second case study takes a broader scope of stakeholder groups and applies the analytical hierarchy process, a multicriteria decision‐making tool, to understand the stakeholders' evaluation of the relative importance of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) factors in implementing agronomic iodine biofortification in Uganda. Results from the two cases demonstrate that stakeholders are generally optimistic about the iodine biofortification strategy to improve iodine intake and address the prevalent iodine deficiency disorders. Both cases provide insights into key factors that need to be considered in implementing iodine biofortification technology in a developing country.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: agronomic iodine biofortification, analytical hierarchy process, iodine deficiency disorders, protection motivation theory, stakeholder reactions, SWOT factors, Uganda
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 09:35
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28330

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