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African Journal of Food and Nutritional Security
Quest and Insight Publishers and Friends-of-the Book Foundation
ISSN: 1608-1366

Acronyms and Abbreviations


Administration Committee on Coordination Sub-Committee/Sub-Committee on Nutrition of the United Nations
BoD biochemical oxygen demand
CDC Centres for Disease Control
CERAT Centro de Raizes Tropici

Cash for Work

CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CoD chemical oxygen demand
COV coefficient of variation
CTA Centre Technique de Co-opération Agricole et Rurale (Tropical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation)
ECA Economic Commission on Africa
ECCAS Economic Communities of Central African States
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
EKVFS Eleven Katolo Villages Food Security Survey

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations

FFE Food for Education
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GE Grain Equivalent
GIEWS Global Information & Early Warning Systems
GIS Geographic Information System
ha hectares
HTLV Human T-cel Lymphadenopatly Associated Virus Type III
IARCs International Agricultural Research Centres
ICN International Conference on Nutrition
ICRISAT Information Cooperation Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
IGAD Inter-Governmental Authority on Drought and Development
IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
ISNA International Service for Agricultural Research
kg/ha kilograms/hectare
LAV Lymphadenopathy Associated Virus
LDCs Less Developed Countries
NACP National Aids Control Programme
NCHS National Centre for Health Statistics
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
ODA Overseas Development Agency
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
PID pelvic Inflammatory Disease
ppm parts per million
RANDFORUM Research and Development Forum for Science-Led Development in Africa
RMP Rural Maintenance Programme
ROR Rate of Return
RRP Rural Rationing Programme
SACU Southern African Customs Unit
SADC Southern Africa Development Community
SAPs Structural Adjustment Programmes
SEBRAE Brazilian Support Service for SMEs
SMEs Small and Medium Scale Enterprises
SPAAR Special Programme for African Agricultural Research of the World Bank
SSA sub-Saharan Africa
T&V Training and Visit
T4 cell CD4+ Lymphocyte
UDEAC Union Dounaire et Economique de l' Afrique Central
UNESP Universidade Estadual Paulista
URA Uruguay Round Agreement
US United States
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
VGD Vulnerable Group Development

World Food Programme

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