nutrition

mar
02

USAID/Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods CoP Meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  02 March 2017, 08:30-15:35
  Lemigo Hotel

(From GAIN Rwanda Secretariat)

Dear Partner,

Re: Invitation to the fourth USAID/Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Community of Practice Meeting

I am pleased to invite you to the 4th USAID/Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Community of Practice meeting, which will take place on March 2nd, 2017 from 8.30 to 15.35 at Lemigo Hotel. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is hosting the Community of Practice (COP) as part of the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods in Rwanda.

The Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods project provides business planning, technical, and financial assistance to agri-based companies in Rwanda helping them to use local agriculture to contribute to the fight against malnutrition by producing nutritious foods available to low-income consumers across the country. By working with investable businesses to support innovations all along the agricultural value chain —from production, processing and food preparation to sales — the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods

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Posted by Dorina Prech in AgriProFocus Kenya 4 months 1 week ago

AgriProFocus Kenya Annual Network Day 2016 - Highlights

Our annual network day held on the 19th October at Karura forest in Nairobi attracted a good number of delegates and exhibitors within the agriculture space. This annual event brings together actors in the public and private sectors to meet, reflect and collaboratively discuss future plans and aspirations as members of the network. This year's theme was "unlocking the business opportunities for food and nutrition security in the wake of climate change." This event comes at a time when as AgriProFocus, we are reflecting back to the 11 years of our existence -- what value we have created for our members and partners, what challenges we've overcome and opportunities ahead.


Some of our achievements for the year 2016: 

i) Learning platforms - experiences, lessons learned and innovations shared on our learning platforms.

ii) Cross-project learning - from all the Dutch projects in Kenya providing a multi-stakeholder sharing forum for D

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 week 2 days ago

A New Super Food to Combat Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a serious problem in the world today. Developing countries are mainly affected by under nutrition while developed countries are mostly faced by the challenge of over nutrition. Malnutrition all in all affects development of a nation by diminishing human capital . 

In most countries, malnutrition is as a result of insufficient advocacy strategies, inadequate resources, absence of  nutrition donor agencies and lack of effective coordination in the sector. However, in Zambia, the coming on board of many non governmental organizations to support the nutrition sector, the sector has taken a new shift. 

There is a lot of nutrition education taking place and identification of the most  nutritious foods for human consumption.  This has led into the introduction of new foods such as spirulina. 

 Spirulina is a food supplement (micro-algae)  which appears blue green in colour. It contains nutrients ( vita

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago

Rwanda to export fortified foods

Rwanda will start exporting fortified foods, next month, thanks to a new modern factory recently launched. The Africa Improved Foods - Rwanda, based at Kigali Special Economic Zone Nyandungu, started production of fortified porridge flour yesterday.

The $45-million (about Rwf36 billion) factory is expected to produce 45,000 tonnes of fortified food annually, enough to help boost exports and prevent child malnutrition across country. Up to 60 per cent of its output is expected to be exported to regional and global markets.

The facility is a consortium of Royal DSM (the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company), the Dutch Development Bank, the DFID, the UK’s development financing institution under the Impact Acceleration Facility (managed by CDC Group Plc), and the International Finance Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank.

In 2013, Rwanda launched the ‘1000 Days’ national campaign to combat malnutrition with an aim of

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jun
21

National Nutrition Learning Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 June 2017, All Day Event
  TBA, Lusaka

AgriProFocus, in partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, is organizing Nutrition Learning Platforms in 2017. This activity will focus on bringing all stakeholders together that work on nutrition and agriculture as a way to build on existing networks and develop a more cohesive exchange for information, learning from experiences and creating innovations together. AgriProFocus in collaboration with SNV and other key nutrition players are organising a National Learning Platforms in Lusaka which will focus on sharing lessons learned and innovations and looking at innovative solutions to build on these experiences. These learning platforms will create an enabling environment for partnerships and policy dialogue.

For more information please contact Ms. Nosiku Siyumbwa - nsiyumbwa@agriprofocus.com



feb
21

District Nutrition Learning Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 February 2017 to 23 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Chinsali and Isoka, Northern Zambia

AgriProFocus, in partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, is organizing Nutrition Learning Platforms in 2017.  This activity will focus on bringing all stakeholders together that work on nutrition and agriculture as a way to build on existing networks and develop a more cohesive exchange for information, learning from experiences and creating innovations together. AgriProFocus in collaboration with SNV and other key nutrition players are organising district platforms (in Isoka and Chinsali) which will focus on sharing lessons learned and innovations and looking at innovative solutions to build on these experiences. These learning platforms will create an enabling environment for partnerships and policy dialogue.

For more information please contact Ms. Nosiku Siyumbwa - nsiyumbwa@agriprofocus.com



oct
23

Plant genetic resources and resilient seed systems for susta

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 October 2017 to 10 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Nepal

Fellowship opportunity

Loss of genetic resources has resulted in major concerns about future food and nutrition security. The vulnerability of agricultural systems towards pests, diseases and climate change makes the topic urgent, and has led to the development of a range of conservation strategies. Community Biodiversity Management (CBM) distinguishes itself from other conservation strategies by enhancing social interdependence, collaboration, adaptability and autonomy.

To the website: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDIcourse_PGR_2017.htm

How to apply: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/how-to-apply.htm

More on fellowships: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/scholarships.htm



jan
25

Guest Lecture Lawrence Haddad

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  25 January 2017, All Day Event
  Jalan Lingkar Kampus, Kampus IPB Darmaga,Bogor, 16680

In Commemoration of the National Nutrition Day 2107

Guest Lecture:

Strengths and Weakness of Food Policy for Improving Nutrition in Developing Countries

By Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director of GAIN

Former Director, Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, IFPRI

Former Director of the Institute of Development Studies


Time: Wednesday, January 25th 2017 | 14.00 – 17.000

Place : Auditorium GMSK, Departement of Community Nutrition, FEMA, IPB

The Theme of this event is "Strength and Weaknesses of Food Policy in Developing Countries for Improving Nutrition". The Speaker is Mr Lawrence Haddad Ph.D. He is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition-GAIN, Former Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute-IFPRI, Former Director of the Institute of Development Studies.

Register here



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Hello, My name is Selamawit Firdissa. I'm a Gender and Nutrition for BENEFIT Partnership. 

BENEFIT

The collaborative partnership, Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade – BENEFIT, unites the four projects:

- The Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Ethiopia project

- Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade Facility for Agribusiness (EN-TAG)

- The Sesame Business Network Support Project (SBN-SP), and 

- The Capacity building for Scaling up of evidence-based best practices in agricultural production in Ethiopia (CASCAPE) project. 


These projects together sustainably improve agricultural production, farmers’ income and trade of agricultural commodities, resulting in a market effect on food and nutrition security of rural households in Ethiopia, more employment and local economic development. I hope this net-work will create an opportunity for us to link, share our experience and learn from others. 

Regards, Selam  

Gizaw Legesse Hi Selam, thank you for the information. I would like to mention to members also that ENTAG, one of the about projects is our partner in organizing the Bi-monthly Business Drinks!

2 months 3 weeks ago

Meskerem Niesette Ritmeester Thanks for sharing Selam!

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Myanmar: Civil Society Organisations come together to tackle malnutrition

Blog post on the Scaling Up Nutrition website.

http://scalingupnutrition.org/news/myanmar-civil-society-organisations-come-together-to-tackle-malnutrition/

For those with an interest in further news on nutrition, and nutrition interventions, the scaling up nutrition website and newsletter are recommended resources.

feb
21

Second National Nutrition and Food Industries Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  21 February 2017 to 24 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Hawassa University

Upcoming Event: Nutrition Conference

Call for Sponsors

Second National Nutrition and Food Industries Conference to be hosted by the Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition in Ethiopia, Hawassa University in February 2017.

Title: "Capacity building, employment and job creation for better nutrition and sustainable development in Ethiopia" 21-24 February 2017.

The major themes of the conference are:

  1. Analysis of trends in Human Nutrition training in Ethiopia and curriculums: strength and gaps.
  2. Role of professional associations and network of scholars in Nutrition Security in Ethiopia
  3. Our curriculums and Demand of Food industries in Ethiopia
  4. Short Term trainings in addressing problems of malnutrition in Ethiopia
  5. Food safety and quality in Ethiopia: Role of Food industries, stakeholders and academic institutions
  6. The status of multi-sector approach to address malnutrition in Ethiopia

For More information, contact Fikadu Reta (click on the name) and read his post here: http://agr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Upcoming Event: Nutrition Conference


Call for Sponsors


Second National Nutrition and Food Industries Conference to be hosted by the Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition in Ethiopia, Hawassa University in February 2017.

Title: "Capacity building, employment and job creation for better nutrition and sustainable development in Ethiopia" 21-24 February 2017.

For the upcoming conference, Based on our experience from the first conference held in February 2016, we are paying less attention to presentation of research projects since most of the projects we have received were M.Sc. students’ thesis. We think that such large national audience should discuss issues beyond individual research projects conducted in short time with cross sectional study design. For most of our nutrition graduates, their career is limited by the kind of curriculum we have and the competencies included. Thus, it would be great to hear inputs from our stakeholders about the exiting curriculums. The

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Alem Greiling

Congraduation! Feckadu 
How nice is to discuss about human nutrition, research and  about the future jobs of our young generation who have graduated on this line.


2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

Bulletin Food & Business Knowledge Platform (16)

Veuillez trouver le nouveau bulletin du Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) qui inclut des nouvelles sur la recherche, les évènements et les publications récentes liées au travail dans le cadre du plateforme. Publié en anglais seulement, mais avec cette briève introduction en francais. 

Themes intéressantes pour les membres d'AgriProFocus:

- Entrepreneuriat social et la sécurité alimentaire

- Un outil pour mesurer les capabilités des entreprises Agricole dans les marchés en développement

- Lecons de 'Geodata pour l'Agriculture et l'Eau (G4AW)

- Séminaire ARF au Benin sur l'impact de la recherche pour la sécurité alimentaire.

- Les liens entre l'Agriculture et la nutrition - seminaire public au Benin

- Le role des consommateurs dans les systemes agro-alimentaires

- et plusieurs autres references et liens.

Cliquez ce lien:

http://knowledge4food.net/sixteenth-fbkp-newsletter/

Daoulata MAIGA Merci pour le partage Nicole et la petite traduction de l'introduction .

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

Newsletter Food & Business Knowledge Platform (16)

Please find herewith the latest Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) newsletter filled with updates on F&BKP related research, calls and events. 

Themes of interest to AgriProFocus members in this newsletter:

- Social entrepreneurship

- Capability assessment tool for agribusinesses in developing markets

- Lessons learned Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility

- ARF workshop in Benin on enhancing research impact for food security completed successfully

- Agriculture to nutrition linkages (public seminar Benin)

- The role of consumers in sustainable food systems

- and several interesting other references and announcements


Click this link:

http://knowledge4food.net/sixteenth-fbkp-newsletter/


Famory SINABA Merci Nicole pour ces docs

3 weeks 4 days ago

nov
30

CIMMYT: Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Workshop

Event posted by in Innovation Community NUTRITION
  30 November 2016, All Day Event
  Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa

CIMMYT organizes a one-day workshop on “Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: the role of zinc and agronomic biofortification to improve nutrition in Ethiopia,”.

This workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Getfam Hotel, starting at 9:00 a.m.

The workshop has two objectives: (1) present key research results on potential of zinc agronomic biofortification in Ethiopia, and (2) conduct interactive sessions that will allow participants to contribute to the enrichment of the current understanding as well as guide the future direction of the project’s next phase. Your active participation is highly appreciated.

Register here.



nov
28

Free online course: Nutritional Behaviour Change at the BoP

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  28 November 2016 to 26 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Online

Welcome to the online bootcamp on nutritional behaviour change at the Base of the Pyramid! With ‘behavioural change’ (BC), we refer to the theories and strategies that enable a modification of human behaviour. This is a topic that has become increasingly relevant in the development of effective marketing strategies.

register for free here!

What you will learn

This bootcamp covers the key principles, and supports you in the design of a behaviour change strategy to achieve improved nutrition behaviours in low-income markets. After this bootcamp, you will know which steps to take, and how to impact the nutrition practices of your low- income consumers target groups.

Structure of online bootcamp

The online course is structured in 4 modules and runs over a 4-week period, that’s why we call it a ‘bootcamp’! Each module consists of videos, background reading material and an assignment. On the module level there is room to interact with other course participants. A team of experts is

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Upcoming bootcamp: How to achieve nutritional behaviour change in BoP settings?


On November 28th, the Inclusive Business Accelerator is launching the ‘Nutritional behaviour change at the BoP’ bootcamp. This is a fantastic opportunity to get tools and guidance on developing a successful behaviour change campaign for your nutrition project. Sign up now!

Did you know that if unhealthy food is harder for you to reach at a buffet, you are more likely to choose a healthy option? In fact, studies have shown that in this scenario healthy options sales increase by up to 18%.1 This is one example of a behaviour change tactic, the topic of the Inclusive Business Accelerator’s upcoming bootcamp developed in collaboration with the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM).

AIM brings together more than 30 partners representing businesses, governments, NGOs and knowledge institutes to develop innovative solutions to tackle malnutrition. Many of AIM’s projects offer new food products, way

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dec
02

AgriProFcus Ethiopia Annual Network Day 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  02 December 2016, All Day Event
  AZZEMAN HOTEL, Addis Ababa

You are INVITED!

Dear Members and Partners,

You are cordially invited to attend the AgriProFocus Ethiopia Annual Network Day, to be held on Friday 2nd of December 2016 in AZZEMAN Hotel, Addis Ababa.

As you may recall, at the end of every year we organize this Annual Network Day to bring together our members and partners for exciting and fruitful activities:

  • We will learn new findings, developments and achievements in Ethiopian agriculture sector from Guest Presenters;
  • The AgriProFocus Ethiopia Coordination Team will highlight the 2016 activities of the network to its members and partners, and look forward to what we envision for 2017 together with you;
  • Members and Partners, in turn, will review and comment on the ending year activities, and indicate new topics of focus or new ways of networking methods to be incorporated in our 2017 Annual Plan;
  • Market Place by member and partner organizations who wish to reserve an exhibition boot

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

How can we build and activate a multi-stakeholder coalition with ambitious goals and diversified partners?

Lessons learned from developing the multi-sector AIM coalition 

According to the FAO (2015) close to 2 billion people survive on diets that lack the vital vitamins and nutrients needed to grow properly, live healthy lives, and raise a healthy family. In most cases, this is due to high prices and limited availability on the market.

In 2009 GAIN started the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM). AIM's goal is to reduce malnutrition in Africa and Asia via nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive practices. By leveraging market based approaches developed in partnerships between business, NGOs, knowledge institutes and governmental organisations, AIM is committed to making a significant contribution to the global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The AIM coalition leads seven projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria and Sout

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 4 months 4 days ago

Panel : expériences de mise en relation nutrition et agriculture

Panélistes : ONG Gbewa, FAO, FSA-UAC, Entreprise Dadjo

Modérateur : Dominique HOUNKONNOU

Gbétoho Boris LANDE C'était bien cette panel.

4 months 6 hours ago