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Acceptability and Use of Cereal-Based Foods in Refugee Camps

By Catherine Mears,Helen Young
ISBN: 9780855984021
The fortification of cereal-based food rations is increasingly accepted to be the most efficient way of preventing micronutrient deficiencies in large refugee camps. This working paper reports on field-based research. The conclusions are presented in a general summary report, which is supported by three detailed case studies.

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  • Synopsis
    The fortification of cereal-based food rations is increasingly accepted to be the most efficient way of preventing micronutrient deficiencies in large refugee camps. Little is known, however, about the degree to which such foods are acceptable to refugees, or how they actually use them. These factors are important in considering how, and when the foods are fortified, before, during and after distribution. This working paper reports on field-based research into these questions. The conclusions are presented in a general summary report, which is supported by three detailed case studies.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    Executive Summary

    Abbreviations
    Main report
    Introduction
    Methodology
    Cereal fortification and blended food
    Food and nutrition in the study sites
    The 'pragmatics of preference'
    The use of food and micronutrients
    What made food 'acceptable'?
    Cereal fortification at the regional, camp, and household levels
    Conclusions

    Appendices:
    Methods
    Fortified pre-cooked blended food: definitions and examples
    Prices, nutritional values, and unit cost of WFP-supplied commodities, January 1997
    Composition and nutritional analysis of planned rations

    Case-study: Bhutanese refugees in Nepal (January/February 1997)
    The context
    The field study
    Conclusion

    Appendices:
    Map of Jhapa and Morang Districts
    Age and gender composition of camp population
    Market prices at time of study
    The proces of parboiling rice
    List of key informants and interviewees

    Case-study: Somali refugees in Ethiopia
    The context
    The field study
    Conclusion

    Appendices:
    Ethiopia: regions and zones
    Location of camps, Somali Region
    Characteristics of teh refugee population
    Refugee numbers
    Market prices at time of study
    Chronology of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies
    List of key informants and interviewees

    Case-study: Burundian refugees in Tanzania
    The context
    The field study
    Conclusion

    Appendices:
    Map: Kigoma Region and location of camps
    Age and sex composition of population, Muyovosi camp
    Refugees Statistics Report on Registration, Kigoma Region, July 1997
    Summary of food ration scales and kilo calories, January-August 1997
    Proposed milling set-up, Isaka
    List of key informants and interviewees

    Glossary
    References
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author Catherine Mears,Helen Young
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 136
    Format Paperback / softback