Seeds of change: The power of fruits and vegetables to improve nutrition in Tanzania

Amy R. Beaudreault,
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

This report examines the importance of fruits and vegetables in combating malnutrition. The research questions focused on the barriers to consumption, current strategies to increase consumption by U.S. and Dutch foreign aid projects and a local initiative, and opportunities for multisectoral and public private engagement approaches. The fieldwork encompassed four projects—in three diverse Tanzanian regions—with budgets ranging from $25,000 to $25 million. Recommendations include creating demand, broadening implementation, scaling up an integrated multisectoral approach, and accelerating public private engagement.

Read the report: Seeds of Change: The Power of Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Nutrition in Tanzania

Check out the companion digital story Growing Tanzania’s Nutrition Knowledge.

Watch the launch event: The Curious Case of Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Nutrition 

This resource presents evidence or data but has not been peer reviewed