nutrition

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 1 week 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!

1 month 1 week ago

Meskerem Niesette Ritmeester Thanks for sharing Selam!

1 month 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 1 month 1 week 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 1 month 1 week 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.


3 weeks 6 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 2 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 .

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 2 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/


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 2 months 1 week 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 2 months 1 week 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 2 months 2 weeks 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.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 months 3 weeks 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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JACOB OGONDA Great!!!

2 months 3 weeks ago

Dorina Prech Thank you Jacob! 

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Brief Moment with:

Food Science & Nutrition Expert Melese Temesgen


"Many rural households in Ethiopia face food and nutrition insecurity not knowing that nutritious root crops are growing all around them"


Melese Temesgen is a PhD fellow of the Addis Ababa University in the area of Food Science & Nutrition. He has been involved in a variety of vital innovation projects, including the promotion of nutritious root crops and the reduction of post-harvest losses for tomatoes. Based on his expertise in these areas, he published more than 13 papers in different journals. Also, he is one of AgriProFocus most engaged and motivated members of the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture innovation community.


"Awareness creation is the key to increase the nutritional density of the diets of rural households"  


Read the full interview here.

Melese Temesgen Thank you Meskerem for the post that recognize my little works. I wish to contribute a lot for the introduction and promotion of nutrition sensitive agriculture in a wider areas of the country and every aspects of food and nutrition security in the future through hardworking and duty mindedness.

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

BRAC Uganda is promoting the production of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) and developing supply chains among smallholder farming communities in Uganda to improve their nutrition and livelihoods. Here's a link to a video on an intergrated agriculture and health nutrition project. This video was shown at the 2016 World Food Prize event in early October. Enjoy!


Jacob Olanya Hello Emmanuel, this is a great and inspiring video, glad to see BRAC is activity promoting the Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP)

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

NEW Interactive E-Learning Module on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture from FAO


>>>> Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems <<<<</a>

This NEW module is designed to assist professionals from any fields related to agriculture and food systems that are involved in designing and implementing nutrition-sensitive policies and investments.


Other available FAO E-learning courses in this area are: 

- Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods: Basic concepts: short course on the basics of nutrition.

 - Agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action: A key resource to improve the understanding of the multi-sectoral causes of malnutrition and support integrated nutrition planning.

 - Gender in Food and Nutrition Security:  This course provides guidance on how to design and implement agriculture policies and programmes that are gender-responsive, sustainable, contributing to gender equality, and therefore able to improve food and nutrition security.

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Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

NEW Interactive E-Learning Module on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture from FAO


>>>> Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems <<<<</a>

This NEW module is designed to assist professionals from any fields related to agriculture and food systems that are involved in designing and implementing nutrition-sensitive policies and investments.


Other available FAO E-learning courses in this area are: 

- Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods: Basic concepts: short course on the basics of nutrition.

 - Agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action: A key resource to improve the understanding of the multi-sectoral causes of malnutrition and support integrated nutrition planning.

 - Gender in Food and Nutrition Security:  This course provides guidance on how to design and implement agriculture policies and programmes that are gender-responsive, sustainable, contributing to gender equality, and therefore able to improve food and nutrition security.

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Didier MUYIRAMYE Thanks Meskerem

2 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 3 months 3 days ago

Nature’s nutritious seeds:10 reasons why you should opt for pulses


Find out why you should include pulses in your diet

We see them each and every day: at the grocery store, the farmer’s market and as side orders served with your favorite dish. In many countries, they are part of the cultural heritage and are consumed on a regular basis. In other parts of the world, they hardly garner a mention except when served as soup on a cold winter’s day. However, these tiny, multi-colored seeds have been one of nature’s nutritious foods since time began. Here is why:

1. Pulses are naturally low in fat and contain no cholesterol, which can contribute to reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

2. Pulses are also low in sodium. Sodium chloride - or salt - is a contributor to hypertension and can be avoided by consuming foods with lower sodium levels such as pulses. It is recommended that a small amount of salt should be added to the cooking water or the final dish.

3. They are a great

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Newsletter Food & Business Knowledge Platform (no. 15)

The September newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) is filled with nine news items on results of F&BKP affiliated research, calls and events:

- Report regional workshop on Compost for Sustainable Agriculture

- Research project Measuring effects of agri-development on nutrition

- Literature review Social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security

- Applied Research Fund  (ARF): third call second round with deadline December 6, 2016

- Research findings & takeaways expert meetings Finance for Smallholders

Further, on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform website you can also read an update on food and nutrition security policy highlights as part of the Dutch Development Results 2015 magazine.

For more detailed background information and to download our reports and studies, please explore this website www.knowledge4food.net. An additional way to make sure you don’t miss any Platform updates is to

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CASTORY WILLIAM thanks madam

3 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

  The FANTA Project is pleased to share with you the Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda. With support from FANTA, the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries developed these guidelines to strengthen the contribution of agriculture extension and community mobilization to improving household food and nutrition security. Read the guidelines here:
http://www.fantaproject.org/tools/guidelines-integrating-nutrition-agriculture-enterprise-mixes-uganda