Nutritional Quality

Nutritional quality

Problem statement: As hidden hunger is a widespread health problem in SSA, nutrition of representative households will be analyzed with focus on the most problematic micronutrients vitamin A, zinc, and iron. A subsequently developed PC program shall help to analyze bigger populations and find out recommendations for better nutrition.


  1. Analysis of nutritional status of selected households
  2. Development of database for and use with PC program CIMI.

Research questions:

  1. Is there micronutrient deficiency in SSA
  2. Is CIMI a helpful tool and should it be developed also for other countries.


With food surveys of the countries and food frequency questionnaires the PC program CIMI will be developed and adapted to the respective country for easier future surveys.

Countries of field research:

  • Ghana
  • (Nigeria)

Involved partners:

  • University of Education, Winneba, College of Agriculture Education, Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana
  • IITA, Cassava Value Chain, Nigeria


  • Prof. Dr. D. Nohr
    Senior Researcher
    University of Hohenheim (UHOH)
    Biological Chemistry and Nutrition (140a)
  • Prof. Dr. H.K. Biesalski
    Team Leader
    University of Hohenheim (UHOH)
  • Julian Philipp Wald
    Junior Researcher
    University of Hohenheim (UHOH)
  • Janice Dwomoh Abraham
    Junior Researcher
    University of Education, Winneba (UE)
  • Adebayo Abass
    Senior Researcher
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Interesting links:

Homepage of the 1st Int. Congress on hidden hunger 2013