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Assessment of Nutrition Competency of Graduating Agriculture Students in Ethiopia: A Cross-sectional Study

Journal Article
(Published February, 2017)
Abebe, F.B. (Author),
Tariku, M.K. (Author),
Yitaferu, T.B. (Author),
Shiferaw, E.D. (Author),
Desta, F.A. (Author),
Yimer, E.M. (Author),
Akassa, K.M. (Author),
Thompson, E.C. (Author)
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Study assesses level of nutrition-sensitive agriculture competencies of graduating midlevel animal and plant sciences students in Ethiopia and identifies factors associated with attainment of competencies. A total of 145 students were selected from two agriculture technical vocational education and training colleges in the 2 regions of Ethiopia. Using stratified random sampling techniques from a population of 808 students with the response rate of 93% in order to access the nutrition-sensitive agriculture competency (knowledge and skills attributes) of graduating students. Combined scores showed that 49% of students demonstrated mastery of nutrition competencies. The study revealed low performance of students in nutrition competency, authors suggested the need for strengthening the curriculum, building tutors' capacity, and providing additional support to female students and regional colleges.

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Abebe MG, Tariku MK, Yitaferu TB, Shiferaw ED, Desta FA, Yimer EM, et al. Assessment of Nutrition Competency of Graduating Agriculture Students in Ethiopia: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2017