Healthier street food project: WUR-NIFST collaborative project ends with great success

Posted by Dola Adeboye

On October 1, 2020

Increasing vegetable availability, quality and intake in urban Nigeria through a food systems approach intervention; a Wageningen University Research (WUR) -NIFST collaborative intervention project ended with great success. The project aimed to contribute to healthier diets in urban Nigeria by increasing the amount of vegetables through an innovation in the food environment, value chain and the consumer environment of street food. The hypothesis tested was the practical and economic feasibility of increasing green leafy vegetable in different types of existing street foods in Lagos, Nigeria, for street food vendors and vegetable suppliers. The other aim being to assess the impact of the additional green leafy vegetables in the different types of street food meal on vegetable consumption and overall consumer satisfaction of the meal. The project was a two phase project, the first phase took place in 2019 with focus group discussion and stakeholder’s engagement. The second phase held within August-September 2020 was the field work, divided into baseline and intervention weeks. The project had NIFST members serving as coordinators, supervisors, moderators and enumerators on the project. Areas covered by the projects included Mushin, Gbagada, Surulere and Abule-Egba in Lagos State. The project evaluation and exit meeting concluded with the presentation of certificate to NIFSTers on the project. #agriculture #foodsecurity #streetfood #intervention