Picture of an arial shot of vegetables in a field

Wageningen University to partner with IITA on nutrition study

Wageningen University is set to partner with IITA on a nutrition study focused on vegetable consumption patterns among urban citizens of Nigeria. The project is expected to outline the clear determinants that influence consumer behavior with regard to vegetable consumption in Nigeria.

Picture of an arial shot of vegetables in a field

Vegetables are an often neglected part of the diet.

The project will analyze purchase behavior patterns and the various motives that may affect the purchase of vegetables by Nigerians. It aims to explore the accessibility of vegetables in Nigeria, putting into consideration the aspects of cost, seasonal availability, and other important nuances. The project aims to promote healthy eating behavior patterns. The results will be used to create an intervention that will help consumers eat more vegetables.

Two Wageningen researchers, Youri Dijkxhoorn and Ireen Raaijmakers, paid a visit to IITA-Ibadan on 10 August to lay the groundwork of the study and meet with concerned IITA staff. The team met with Busie Maziya-Dixon, IITA crop utilization specialist, and Adebayo Akinola, IITA economist. IITA will play the lead role in the collection of data and overseeing the field work.

The project is funded by Wageningen University and will commence in October and run for one to two years.

Bulletin no. 2339nutritionvegetablesWageningen University

Communications • 19th August 2016

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  1. francis kawalya 25th August 2016 - 10:17 pm Reply

    dats great work that will be of great use to farmers

  2. ifunanyaChukwu Onyema-Nwankwo 26th August 2016 - 9:51 am Reply

    Hi, my name is IfunanyaChukwu Onyema-Nwankwo, I am a Nutritionist with bias in public health and experience in Data collection.
    I would love to be a part of the project.

    Thank you.

  3. Funminiyi S 13th March 2017 - 11:19 pm Reply

    Hi, I am Funminiyi, I have Masters Degree in Human Nutrition, and BSc in Nutrition, I would love to be a part of this project.

    Thanks in anticipation for your consideration

    • Communications 22nd April 2017 - 1:35 pm Reply

      Hello Funminiyi, thank you for your message and interest in being part of this study. We have pass on your message to the appropriate colleague for assistance. We hope to hear from them soon. Thank you.

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