Mzuni, University of Zambia partner to improve food nutrition

Food nutrition status for urban poor households is expected to improve, as a result of the working partnership between Mzuzu University (Mzuni) and University of Zambia.

The two institutions of higher learning have joined hands among others to conduct a research with an aim of finding solutions to challenges in accessing nutritious food among poor people living in urban setting.

Through the project Managing Food Value Chains for Improved Nutrition for Urban Vulnerable Populations, Mzuzu University and University of Zambia seek to reduce loss of nutritional value of food from the point of production to consumers and ensure food security at household level.

Speaking to YFM, Professor Wapulumuka Mulwafu, Mzuzu University’s deputy vice chancellor observed that often time’s poor people in urban settings have challenges to access nutritious food hence the need to conduct a research to establish factors leading to the same.

Dr. Gilbert Siame, team leader for the study, said the research will further provide solutions to challenges of loss of food nutrients from the point of production up to consumption.

Meanwhile, Gomezgani Nyasulu, chief executive officer of Mzuzu city has said the findings of the study will help in policy formulation to ensure there is food security at both household and national levels.

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