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Assessment and optimization of dietary selenium intake in Kenya: exploration of biofortification as a solution to the


This project will investigate regional variations in selenium (Se) status of the human population and Se concentrations in soils of Kenya, as well as factors affecting Se availability and dietary Se intake. Furthermore, a field trial will be conducted to explore the potential of biofortification, i.e. increasing Se concentrations in the food crops, to improve the Se uptake by the human population.

Intervention type

ICP PhD Scholarships


01/10/2014 - 30/09/2018

This project is being implemented in:
Local supervisor Peter Wafula Masinde
Flemish supervisor Gijs Du Laing
Local partner institution Universiteit Gent
Local partner institution Meru University of Science and Technology
Budget € 106.086
Scholar Peter Biu Ngigi