The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy.
The ANH Academy Week programme featured Learning Labs (training workshops) offered by ANH Academy partners, a scientific Research Conference with invited papers, poster and panel sessions, and many opportunities for networking with other researchers and research-users. Presentations for the scientific Research Conference were selected through a call for abstracts under the following themes:
- Agriculture-food system policies and programmes and nutrition outcomes
- Trade, markets and nutrition and health outcomes
- Agriculture-food systems, environment, and nutrition and health outcomes
- Agriculture-food systems, food safety and human health
- Agricultural and infectious disease burden
- Innovative methods and metrics in agriculture-food systems and nutrition/health research
- Economic evaluation of agriculture-nutrition programmes and policies
- Governance and institutions for leveraging agriculture-food system
- Inge Brouwer Wageningen university
- Jordania Valentim Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
- Bram Wits
- Paul Ilona
- Kyla Stockdale
- Raymond Okrofu COUNTRY MANAGER, SAFI SANA GHANA LIMITED
- Otieno Okello
Policies and programs are increasingly focused on making nutritious diet more affordable, at the times and places where people are most at risk of malnutrition. Previous work focuses on prices of individual foods, but new techniques use prices of many different foods to compute the overall cost of meeting dietary standards at each time and place. This session used real data from Ghana, Tanzania and elsewhere to measure trends over time, seasonal fluctuations and spatial differences.
- Zachary Gersten, MPH Project Administrator*, The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
- William Masters Professor, Tufts University
- Anna Herforth Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University in the City of New York
- Daniel Sarpong DEAN, School Of Agriculture
- Indicators and tools for the cost of nutritious diets,
- Measuring the Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa: Price Indexes for Diet Diversity and the Cost of Nutrient Adequacy.
Chatham House and the International Livestock Research Institute are launching a newly published report that explores the contribution of livestock-derived foods (LDF) to nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life in LMIC. Summarizing the findings from an extensive review of literature, the report presents the potential of LDF to contribute to nutrition in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), discusses the health and environmental externalities derived from increased global LDF consumption and presents recommendations to enhance the benefits from their increased consumption in those settings.
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Panel Session
The AFPON project that was launched in October 2017 seeks to contribute to the recent interest in leveraging agricultural development for improving nutrition by exploring the link between agricultural policies and nutrition outcomes in Africa. It seeks to understand, among other things, how policies affecting differential access to productive resources, such as land, education, and finance affect the nutrition of individuals and households in African countries. Related to that is understanding how agricultural productivity, agricultural extension, and advisory services affect nutrition outcomes, and establishing the policies and practices that would best improve nutritional status.
Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Meeting
The purpose of the session was to update delegates on upcoming funding opportunities, to provide an opportunity to meet with other GCRF grant holders to seek synergy between projects and form contacts for future collaborations.
- See all the video stream of the 4 days here
- Hereunder is the streaming of the 27th June