Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CTA Brussels' briefing on Improving nutrition

20th May 2015. Brussels. ACP Secretariat. The Brussels Development Briefing n.41 was held on the subject of “Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships”.

Background Note and Programme
Biodata of Speakers
Resources & Glossary

Panel 1: Enhancing nutrition: a multi-sectoral approach

This panel reviewrd the key challenges and opportunities for enhanced nutrition of relevance to the agricultural sector in ACP countries and the lessons learned from research and practice.

  • Overview of undernutrition and malnutrition: what do we know, what have we learned? Marie Ruel, Director, Division Poverty, Health and Nutrition, IFPRI [Presentation|Video]
  • Initiatives at international level: The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Tom Arnold, Interim SUN Movement Coordinator a.i., Ireland [Presentation|Video]
  • Support partner countries in attaining their nutrition goals: the National Information Platforms for Nutrition Initiative Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food & Nutrition Security, EC [Presentation|Video]
  • Key findings of the global nutrition report: improved accountability and ownership Lawrence Haddad, Senior Researcher, IFPRI [Presentation|Video]
  • The role of CSOs in support of nutrition: field experience Stineke Oenema, Co-chair of the working group on food security, Concord[Presentation|Video]
Panel 2: Best practices in addressing nutrition challenges

This panel looked at examples and drivers of successes in nutrition programmes at national level. It will also highlight successes in sustainable partnerships and PPPs and the key role of the private sector.

  • Successes in country leadership and ownership in addressing nutrition challenges Robinah Mulenga Kwofie, Executive Director, National Food and Nutrition Commission, Zambia [Presentation|Video]
  • Successes in PPPs and the role of the private sector in support of nutrition Fokko Wientjes, Vice-President Corporate Sustainability & Public Private Partnerships, DSM [Presentation|Video]
  • Drivers of success in biortification: the case of Iron-biofortified beans in Rwanda Lister Katsvairo, Country Manager, HarvestPlus, Rwanda [Presentation|Video]
  • Examples of nutrition support through community participation and action Rose Ndolo, Senior Child Nutrition & FS Programmes Adviser, World VisionUK [Presentation|Video]
  • Best practices in measuring impact of agriculture on nutrition Boitshepo Giyose, Senior Nutrition Officer, ESNP, FAO [Presentation|Video]

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