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Side event: Improving fruit and vegetable intake through bundled food system interventions in urban Vietnam and Nigeria
byANH Academy
Academy Week Research Conference
Date and Time
From: 28 June 2023, 17:00
To: 28 June 2023, 18:00 - CAT (GMT+2)
Street: Umodzi Park Chilembwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

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Open Full Event Improving fruit and vegetable

Times are in CAT (GMT+2)


Consumption of fruits and vegetables (FV) in Vietnam and Nigeria are below the WHO recommendation of 400 g per day, mainly caused by low accessibility, affordability and/or acceptability of FV. The Fruits and Vegetables Intake in Vietnam and Nigeria project (FVN project) aimed to increase FV intake among urban populations in Vietnam and Nigeria by implementing three (3) nested interventions addressing accessibility (diverse retail-level innovations co-designed and implemented by small-scale FV (in)formal vendors), affordability (a client-specific coupon system), and acceptability (promotional campaigns about the importance of eating FV daily), implemented over a 12-month period in 2020/2021 in purposely selected low-income urban and peri-urban areas in Hanoi and Ibadan. The side event will present the design and findings of the three interventions separately and the combined effect on FV intake, followed by a discussion of the implications of these.


Organizations involved
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 
  • The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT 
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria 
  • Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam 
  • National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnam 
  • Wageningen University, The Netherlands 


  • Inge Brouwer (Wageningen University, the Netherlands)
  • Alan de Brauw (IFPRI)
  • Mark Lundy (The Alliance)
  • Gennifer Meldrum (The Alliance)
  • Brice Even (The Alliance)
  • Folake Samuel (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
  • Yemisi Shittu (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
  • Huong Le Thi (Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam)
  • TT Mai (National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnam)
  • Elise Talsma (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
  • Giulia Pastori (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)


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