Addressing Hidden Hunger Through Agriculture: Progress with Biofortification in West Africa by African Development BankThe session featured speakers from West Africa. Participants discussed the achievements and challenges of producing nutritious foods through biofortification in the region and scaling up strategies for the production of nutritious and healthy foods through biofortification.
- Senator Muhammed Bima Enagi, Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
- Martin Fregene, Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, AfDB
- Howarth “Howdy” Bouis, Founding Director of HarvestPlus, 2016 World Food Prize laureate
- Ramaditja Tabo, Regional Director, West and Central Africa, ICRISAT
- Ahmed Kablan, Senior Science Advisor, USAID
- Rose Omari, Senior Research Scientist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
- Paulina Addy, Director, Women in Agricultural Directorate, Ghana
- Esi Amoaful, Director of Nutrition, Ghana Health Service
- Sett Osei-Akoto, Director, Directorates of Crops Services, Ghana
- Jonas Chianu, Program Manager, TAAT Program, AfDB
- Richard Pendame, Regional Director, Africa, Nutrition International
- Yusuf Dollah, Seed Delivery Specialist, HarvestPlus Nigeria
- Moderator: Babatunde Omilola, Manager of Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, AfDB
The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative is a platform for high-level political engagement to advance nutrition in Africa. With a special focus on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the grey matter infrastructure, the initiative aims to influence and generate innovative investments towards nutrition and food security that will build a foundation for productive human capital in Africa.
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