1Nutrition and Pharmacology Laboratory , UFR Biosciences, Felix Houphouet-Boigny University (UFHB), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 2Laboratory of Biomorphology and Physical Anthropology , UFR SHS and UFR Odontostomatologie, Felix Houphouet-Boigny University (UFHB), Abidjan, Ivory Coast 3Department of Sciences and Technologies of Foods, University Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 4University Official Mbuji Mayi, Kasai Oriental Provincial, Department Public Health, Democratic Republic of Congo 5Natural Sciences , Ecole Normale Superieur , Abidjan, Ivory Coast 6National Nutrition Program, Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Cote d'Ivoire
*Corresponding Author: Egnon KV Kouakou, Nutrition and Pharmacology Laboratory , UFR
Biosciences, Felix Houphouet-Boigny University (UFHB), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and Natural Sciences, Ecole Normale Superieur , Abidjan, Ivory Coast. E-mail: email@example.com
February 21, 2020; Published: February 28, 2020
The aim of this work is to make an inventory of the cereals available in areas of prevalence of malnutrition in Côte d'Ivoire.
To this end, a descriptive and documentary study was carried out in Côte d'Ivoire From February to November 2017. Cereal production areas have been identified by combining malnutrition prevalence data. The analysis showed that the northern and northeastern areas of Côte d'Ivoire are considered critical with malnutrition proportions in the past 40%. Those in Central, West and Northwest Côte d'Ivoire, with malnutrition in excess of 30%, are considered serious. As for cereal production, it is effective on all the extent of the Ivorian territory. However, the quantities and types of cereals differ from one area to another.
Additional studies on other foods would be needed to assess the design of balanced formulas for complementary children's flours and to better define the scope of actions to combat effective against malnutrition in Côte d'Ivoire.
Keywords:Cereals; Malnutrition; Côte d'Ivoire
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