publication . Article . 2012

From malnutrition to HIV: spirulina is an effective solution which continues to reveal its secrets

Birot, Raphaëlle; Jouvencel, Diane de; Raginel, Laetitia; Rouillé, Geneviève;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2012
  • Publisher: Institut Veolia Environnement
Abstract
Spirulina presents major advantages in the fight against chronic malnutrition based on its micronutrient composition, its health potential and the fact that it can be grown locally. International solidarity associations, such as Antenna Technologies and Entrepreneurs du Monde whose goal is to reduce extreme poverty and public health problems in developing countries, have undertakenproduction and distribution programmes of spirulina, especially in West Africa. The quality of spirulina produced in these developing countries continues to increase to the extent that it can now be exported. Thus, associations such as Spirulidaire market a traditional, fair and suppor...
Subjects
free text keywords: Burkina Faso, fair and supportive trade, HIV-AIDS, malnutrition, microcredit, spirulina, Social Sciences, H, Togo, commerce équitable et solidaire, spiruline, VIH sida, comercio justo y solidario, espirulina, malnutrición, microcreditos
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