75% of populations living near wetlands have better food security, mainly through direct consumption of wetland products such as fish, vegetables and fruits, along with the use of wetlands for growing crops (rice, vegetables, coco yams and maize).
Journal articlesWETLANDS RURAL ECONOMY Food security INVESTMENT RETURNS AGRONOMY ECOSYSTEMS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION WATER RESOURCES ECONOMIC EVALUATION
Wetland resources play a vital role in contributing to food security in Uganda.Published dateWednesday, January 2, 2013 - 05:00
Post-Harvest Management Technologies for Reducing Aflatoxin Contamination in Maize Grain and Exposure to Humans in Zimbabwe
This project seeks to investigate innovative post-harvest solutions to reduce aflatoxin contamination in grain. It will aim to limit exposure to children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers, who are more vulnerable to the toxins.