The Africa Food Environment Research Network (FERN): from concept to practice.

Last updated on 12-12-2022 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

Peer reviewed scientific article





BACKGROUND: Africa is contending with unhealthy food environments that are, in part, driving increasing rates of overweight, obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases, alongside persistent undernutrition. This current paradigm requires expanded efforts — both in the volume and nature of empirical research, as well as the tools and capacity of those who conduct it. High quality and context-relevant research supports the development and implementation of policies that create healthy food environments. AIM AND APPROACH: This paper sets out the concept of the Africa Food Environment…

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