More stakes, more climbing beans, less malnutrition: Rwanda finds a solution in agroforestry
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In Rwanda, the demand for adequate and nutritious food continues to rise as the population increases. The country is also stepping efforts to fight malnutrition that leads to childhood stunting, affecting 38 percent of children under five years as indicated in the 2014–15 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey. Beans are a rich source of proteins. The improved varieties contain essential micro-nutrients, such as iron and zinc, and offer an inexpensive way as part of efforts to end hunger and undernutrition in Rwanda by 2025.