Science, Engineering and Food Science

Therapeutic foods for acute malnutrition in Malawi

Seminar presenting 4 years of research on local production of ready-to-use therapeutic foods to address severe acute malnutrition in Malawi.

The seminar presents findings from action research conducted by the Department of Food Business and Development, UCC, and Valid Nutrition, and Irish-based Non-Government Organisation. Valid Nutrition is pioneering local production of ready-to-use therapeutic foods, using groundnuts as the key raw material, to treat severe acute malnutrition amongst children in Malawi. Normally these food products are produced in the United States and France. The aim of this work is to provide additional benefit to local smallholder farmers by creating a sustainable value chain which incentivises local production of high-quality groundnuts, suitable for use in the production of such therapeutic foods. The seminar presents results of research which has investigated the potential and constraints of this development.



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Science Engineering and Food Science
Date:
Time: 9.30am - 1pm
Location: The council room
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Nick Chisholm
021 4903347
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