Knowledge for a sustainable world

Development Programme:
Food Systems for Improved Nutrition


  • Bechoff A, Chijioke U, Westby A and Tomlins KI. (2018). ‘Yellow is good for you’: Consumer perception and acceptability of fortified and biofortified cassava products. PLoS ONE, 13 (9), e0203421, 1-22. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0203421
  • Bechoff A, Tomlins KI, Chijioke U, Ilona P, Westby A and Boy E. (2018). Physical losses could partially explain modest carotenoid retention in dried food products from biofortified cassava. PLoS ONE, e0194402. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0194402
  • de Bruyn J, Thomson PT, Darnton-Hill I, Bagnol B, Maulaga W and Alders RG. (2018). Does village chicken-keeping contribute to young children’s diets and growth? A longitudinal observational study in rural Tanzania. Nutrients, 10(11), 1799. doi:10.3390/nu10111799


  • Alders R, de Bruyn J, Wingett K and Wong J. (2017). One Health, veterinarians and the nexus between disease and food security. Australian Veterinary Journal, 95(12), 451-453. doi:10.1111/avj.12645
  • de Bruyn J, Bagnol B, Darnton-Hill I, Maulaga W, Thomson PC and Alders R. (2017). Characterising infant and young child feeding practices and the consumption of poultry products in rural Tanzania: A mixed methods approach. Maternal & Child Nutrition, e12550. doi:10.1111/mcn.12550
  • Low J, Ball A, Magezi S, Njoku J, Mwanga R, Andrade M, Tomlins K, Dove R and van Mourik T. (2017). Sweet potato development and delivery in sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 17 (2), 11955-11972. doi:10.18697/ajfand.78.HarvestPlus07
  • Ogunmuyiwa OH, Adebowale AA, Sobukola OP, Onabanjo OO, Obadina AO, Adegunwa MO, Kajihausa OE, Sanni LO and Tomlins K. (2017). Production and quality evaluation of extruded snack from blends of bambara groundnut flour, cassava starch, and corn bran flour. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 41(5), e13183. doi:10.1111/jfpp.13183
  • Wong JT, de Bruyn J, Bagnol B, Grieve H, Li M, Pym R and Alders RG. (2017). Small-scale poultry and food security in resource-poor settings: A review. Global Food Security, 15, 43-52. doi:10.1016/j.gfs.2017.04.003


  • Ayantunde A, Katic PG , Cofie O and Abban EK. (2016). Improving agriculture and food security in the Volta Basin. In: Williams TO, Mul ML, Biney CA and Smakhtin V (eds.) The Volta River Basin: Water for Food, Economic Growth and Environment. Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World. Routledge, Abingdon, 131-144.
  • Bechoff A and Dhuique-Mayer C. (2016). Factors influencing micronutrient bioavailability in biofortified crops. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1390, 74-87. doi:10.1111/nyas.13301
  • de Bruyn J, Ferguson E, Allmann-Farinelli M, Darnton-Hill I, Maulaga W, Msuya J and Alders R. (2016). Food Composition Tables in resource-poor settings: exploring current limitations and opportunities, with a focus on animal-source foods in sub-Saharan Africa. British Journal of Nutrition, 116(10), 1709-1719. doi:10.1017/S0007114516003706
  • Ekunseitan OF, Obadina AO, Sobukola OP, Omemu AM, Adegunwa MO, Kajihausa OE, Adebowale AA, Sanni SA, Sanni LO and Tomlins K. (2016). Nutritional composition, functional and pasting properties of wheat, mushroom, and high quality cassava composite flour. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 41 (5), e13150. doi:10.1111/jfpp.13150
  • Grafton RQ, McLindin M, Hussey K, Wyrwoll P, Wichelns D, Ringler C, Garrick D, Pittock J, Wheeler S, Orr S, Matthews N, Ansink E, Aureli A, Connell D, De Stefano L, Dowsley K, Farolfi S, Hall J, Katic P, Lankford B, Leckie H, McCartney M, Pohlner H, Ratna N, Rubarenzya MH, Sai Raman SN, Wheeler K and Williams J. (2016). Responding to global challenges in food, energy, environment and water: Risks and options assessment for decision-making. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 3 (2), 275-299. doi:10.1002/app5.128


  • Bechoff A, Chijioke U, Tomlins KI, Govinden P, Ilona P, Westby A and Boy E. (2015). Carotenoid stability during storage of yellow gari made from biofortified cassava or with palm oil. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 44, 36-44. doi:10.1016/j.jfca.2015.06.002
  • de Bruyn J, Wong J, Bagnol B, Pengelly B and Alders R. (2015). Family poultry and food and nutrition security. CAB Reviews, 10(13), 1-9.
  • Ferraro V, Piccirillo C, Tomlins K and Pintado ME. (2015). Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and Yam (Dioscorea spp.) Crops and their derived foodstuffs: Safety, security and nutritional value. Critical reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 56 (16), 2714-2727. doi:10.1080/10408398.2014.922045
  • Forsythe L, Nyamanda M, Mbachi Mwangwela A and Bennett B. (2015). Beliefs, taboos and minor crop value chains: the case of Bambara Groundnut in Malawi. Food, Culture and Society, 18 (3), 501-517. doi:10.1080/15528014.2015.1043112


  • Alders R, Aongola A, Bagnol B, de Bruyn J, Kimboka S, et al. (2014). Using a One Health approach to promote food and nutrition security in Tanzania and Zambia. Planet@Risk, 2(3), 187-190.


  • Fetuga GO, Tomlins K, Bechoff A, Henshaw FO, Idowu MA and Westby A. (2013). A survey of traditional processing of sweet potato flour for amala, consumption pattern of sweet potato amala and awareness of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) in South West Nigeria. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 11 (3 & 4), 67-71.
  • Stathers TLamboll R and Mvumi BM. (2013). Postharvest agriculture in changing climates: Its importance to African smallholder farmers. Food Security, 5 (3), 361-392. doi:10.1007/s12571-013-0262-z
  • Stathers TLamboll R and Mvumi B. (2013). Post-harvest agriculture in a changing climate. Rural 21: The International Journal for Rural Development, 47 (4), 12-14.
  • Stathers T, Low J, Mwanga R, Carey T, David S and Gibson R. (2013). Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato: Reaching Agents of Change training of trainers (TOT) manual. Manual. International Potato Center (CIP).


  • Meenakshi JV, Banerji A, Manyong V, Tomlins K, Mittala N and Hamukwala P. (2012). Using a discrete choice experiment to elicit the demand for a nutritious food: Willingness-to-pay for orange maize in rural Zambia. Journal of Health Economics, 31 (1), 62-71. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.01.002


  • Bechoff A, Poulaert M, Tomlins KI, Westby A, Menya G, Young S and Dhuique-Mayer C. (2011). Retention and bioaccessibility of β-carotene in blended foods containing orange-fleshed sweet potato flour. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59 (18), 10373-10380. doi:10.1021/jf201205y
  • Bechoff A, Westby A, Menya G and Tomlins KI. (2011) Effect of pretreatments for retaining total carotenoids in dried and stored orange-fleshed-sweet potato chips. Journal of Food Quality, 34 (4), 259-267. doi:10.1111/j.1745-4557.2011.00391.x
  • Chowdhury S, Meenakshi JV, Tomlins KI and Owori C. (2011). Are consumers in developing countries willing to pay more for micronutrient-dense biofortified foods? Evidence from a field experiment in Uganda. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93 (1), 83-97. doi:10.1093/ajae/aaq121


  • Bechoff A, Tomlins K, Dhuique-Mayer C, Dove R and Westby A. (2010). On-farm evaluation of the impact of drying and storage on the carotenoid content of orange-fleshed sweet potato (Ipomea batata Lam.). International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 46 (1), 52-60. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2010.02450.x


  • Bechoff A, Westby A, Owori C, Menya G, Dhuique-Mayer C, Dufour D and Tomlins K. (2009). Effect of drying and storage on the degradation of total carotenoids in orange-fleshed sweetpotato cultivars. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 90 (4), 622-629. doi:10.1002/jsfa.3859
  • Nelson V and Stathers T. (2009). Resilience, power, culture, and climate: A case study from semi-arid Tanzania, and new research directions. Gender & Development, 17 (1), 81-94. doi:10.1080/13552070802696946