Community Assessment of Natural Food Sources of Vitamin A: Guidelines for an Ethnographic Protocol
Lauren Blum et al
This practical step-by-step guide for conducting assessments in communities on the various aspects of natural food sources of vitamin A will create data helpful for programs that aim to alleviate vitamin A deficiency. The manual, prepared in co-operation with the Committee on Nutrition and Anthropology of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences, describes how to set up and manage the assessment process, as well as how to gather the essential data. Techniques are designed to answer key research question on the local food system; availability of sources of vitamin a-rich food and its use by those at special risk (pregnant/lactating women, infants and young children); and cultural beliefs about food and the signs and symptoms of vitamin A deficiencey. The manual is written in lay language and includes forms for data collection; it is designed for use by a field supervisor and two local research assistants in a 6-8 week research period.
- Publisher: International Development Research Centre
- ISBN-10: 0963552295
- ISBN-13: 978-0889367678
- Dewey Decimal: 613.286
- ECHO Library: 613.286 BLU