Journal article

Fish Acquisition and Consumption in the African Great Lakes Region through a Food Environment Lens: A Scoping Review

Julia de Bruyn, Joshua Wesana, Stuart W Bunting, Shakuntala H Thilsted, Philippa J Cohen

NUTRIENTS | MDPI | Published : 2021


Effective actions for the fishery and aquaculture sectors to contribute toward improving nutrition rely on an understanding of the factors influencing fish intake, particularly amongst vulnerable populations. This scoping review synthesises evidence from 33 studies in the African Great Lakes Region to examine the influence of food environments on fish acquisition and consumption. We identified only two studies that explicitly applied a food environment framework and none that linked policy conditions with the contribution of fish to diets. Economic access to fish was represented in the largest number of included studies (21 studies), followed by preferences, acceptability and desirability of..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish AgriFood Systems (FISH) led by WorldFish. The program is supported by contributors to the CGIAR Trust Fund. Time inputs by J.W. and S.W.B. were also supported by the Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (FaNSI), receiving funding from Research England's "Expanding Excellence in England" (E3) fund.