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Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status (2024)
Journal Article
Mutonhodza, B., Dembedza, M. P., Joy, E. J. M., Manzeke-Kangara, M. G., Njovo, H., Nyadzayo, T. K., …Chopera, P. (2024). Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status. Frontiers in Nutrition, 11, Article 1288748. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2024.1288748

Introduction: The current study investigated the value of urine selenium (Se) concentration as a biomarker of population Se status in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Method: Urine and plasma Se concentrations were measured among children aged 6–59 mont... Read More about Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status.

Differences in the nutritional quality of improved finger millet genotypes in Ethiopia (2024)
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Teklu, D., Gashu, D., Joy, E. J. M., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Amede, T., & Broadley, M. R. (2024). Differences in the nutritional quality of improved finger millet genotypes in Ethiopia. Scientific Reports, 14(1), Article 460. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-48749-3

Improved crop genotypes are constantly introduced. However, information on their nutritional quality is generally limited. The present study reports the proximate composition and the concentration and relative bioavailability of minerals of improved... Read More about Differences in the nutritional quality of improved finger millet genotypes in Ethiopia.

Dietary selenium intake among Ethiopian children in areas known for selenium spatial variability (2023)
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Hailu, K., Joy, E. J., Ferguson, E. L., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Davis, K., …Gashu, D. (2023). Dietary selenium intake among Ethiopian children in areas known for selenium spatial variability. Frontiers in Nutrition, 10, Article 1250002. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1250002

Introduction: There is spatial variability of selenium (Se) in soil and crops in Ethiopia. We assessed the Se content of food items, breast milk, and urine among infants in Ethiopia from two areas with contrasting Se concentrations in soils. Methods:... Read More about Dietary selenium intake among Ethiopian children in areas known for selenium spatial variability.

Landscape and Micronutrient Fertilizer Effect on Agro-Fortified Wheat and Teff Grain Nutrient Concentration in Western Amhara (2023)
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Manzeke-Kangara, M. G., Amede, T., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Mossa, A. W., Tirfessa, D., …Gameda, S. (2023). Landscape and Micronutrient Fertilizer Effect on Agro-Fortified Wheat and Teff Grain Nutrient Concentration in Western Amhara. Agronomy, 13(10), Article 2598. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13102598

Agronomic biofortification, encompassing the use of mineral and organic nutrient resources which improve micronutrient concentrations in staple crops is a potential strategy to promote the production of and access to micronutrient-dense foods at the... Read More about Landscape and Micronutrient Fertilizer Effect on Agro-Fortified Wheat and Teff Grain Nutrient Concentration in Western Amhara.

A pilot survey of selenium status and its geospatial variation among children and women in three rural districts of Zimbabwe (2023)
Journal Article
Mutonhodza, B., Chagumaira, C., Dembedza, M. P., Joy, E. J., Manzeke-Kangara, M. G., Njovo, H., …Chopera, P. (2023). A pilot survey of selenium status and its geospatial variation among children and women in three rural districts of Zimbabwe. Frontiers in Nutrition, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1235113

Introduction: Selenium (Se) deficiency is increasingly recognized as a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods: The current cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence and geospatial patterns of Se deficiency among children aged 6–5... Read More about A pilot survey of selenium status and its geospatial variation among children and women in three rural districts of Zimbabwe.

Micronutrients and socio-demographic factors were major predictors of anaemia among the Ethiopian population (2023)
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Belay, A., Joy, E. J., Lark, R. M., Ander, E. L., Young, S. D., Bailey, E. H., …Gashu, D. (2023). Micronutrients and socio-demographic factors were major predictors of anaemia among the Ethiopian population. British Journal of Nutrition, 130(12), 2123-2135. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114523001472

Anemia is characterized by low hemoglobin (Hb) concentration. Despite being a public health concern in Ethiopia, the role of micronutrients and non-nutritional factors as a determinant of Hb concentrations has been inadequately explored. This study f... Read More about Micronutrients and socio-demographic factors were major predictors of anaemia among the Ethiopian population.

Genotypic Response of Finger Millet to Zinc and Iron Agronomic Biofortification, Location and Slope Position towards Yield (2023)
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Teklu, D., Gashu, D., Joy, E. J., Lark, R. M., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., …Broadley, M. R. (2023). Genotypic Response of Finger Millet to Zinc and Iron Agronomic Biofortification, Location and Slope Position towards Yield. Agronomy, 13(6), Article 1452. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13061452

The present study aimed to investigate the influence of genotypic differences on responses to zinc and iron agronomic biofortification among yields of finger millet. A field experiment was conducted over two seasons in farmers’ fields in Ethiopia (20... Read More about Genotypic Response of Finger Millet to Zinc and Iron Agronomic Biofortification, Location and Slope Position towards Yield.

Assessing the residual benefit of soil-applied zinc on grain zinc nutritional quality of maize grown under contrasting soil types in Malawi. (2023)
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Botoman, L., Chimungu, J. G., Bailey, E. H., Munthali, M. W., Ander, E. L., Mossa, A., …Nalivata, P. C. Assessing the residual benefit of soil-applied zinc on grain zinc nutritional quality of maize grown under contrasting soil types in Malawi

A proper understanding of the residual value of zinc (Zn) is necessary for sustainable biofortification of food crops. This study aimed to establish the extent to which application of Zn at the national rate, plus two experimentally elevated rates, i... Read More about Assessing the residual benefit of soil-applied zinc on grain zinc nutritional quality of maize grown under contrasting soil types in Malawi..

Impact of zinc and iron agronomic biofortification on grain mineral concentration of finger millet varieties as affected by location and slope (2023)
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Teklu, D., Gashu, D., Joy, E. J. M., Lark, R. M., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., …Broadley, M. R. (2023). Impact of zinc and iron agronomic biofortification on grain mineral concentration of finger millet varieties as affected by location and slope. Frontiers in Nutrition, 10, Article 1159833. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1159833

Background: Food crop micronutrient concentrations can be enhanced through agronomic biofortification, with the potential to reduce micronutrient deficiencies among rural population if they have access to fertilizers. Here we reported the impact of a... Read More about Impact of zinc and iron agronomic biofortification on grain mineral concentration of finger millet varieties as affected by location and slope.

Genotypic Response of Finger Millet to Zinc and Iron Agronomic Biofortification, Location and Slope Position Towards Yield (2023)
Preprint / Working Paper
Senbetu, D. T., Gashu, D., Joy, E. M., Lark, M. R., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., …Broadley, M. R. Genotypic Response of Finger Millet to Zinc and Iron Agronomic Biofortification, Location and Slope Position Towards Yield

The present study aimed to investigate influence of genotypic differences to zinc and iron agronomic biofortification responses among yield of finger millet. A field experiment was conducted over two seasons in farmers’ fields in Ethiopia (2019, 2020... Read More about Genotypic Response of Finger Millet to Zinc and Iron Agronomic Biofortification, Location and Slope Position Towards Yield.