AgriDiet Conference – Friday 17th July at the Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa

Agriculture for Nutrition: An AgriDiet Conference

Enhancing Nutrition through Agricultural Policies and Programmes

09:00 – 17:00, Friday, 17 July 2015
Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

AgriDiet partners and guests will present and discuss some of the key findings of our field research over the past two years at our conference in Addis Ababa this July.

We will be joined by Tom Arnold, Coordinator of the UN Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement; Dr Ferew Lemma, Senior Advisor, Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopia and Mr Obey Assera Nkya, Prime Minister’s Office, Coordinator of SUN Movement, Tanzania, amongst many other distinguished guests.

We hope that you can join us for this key event in the AgriDiet project, which is free to attend.

Registration is at https://eventbrite.ie/event/16674616226/

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Background information

Over the past three years, the AgriDiet partners in Ethiopia and Tanzania have been engaged in our multi-faceted programme of policy analysis, field research, training, and stakeholder engagement to improve our understanding of the linkages between agriculture and nutrition and to identify agricultural policies and interventions that can make a positive impact on the nutritional status of vulnerable rural households.
The focus of the programme is to understand how agriculture impacts on the nutritional status of rural households in areas of high nutritional vulnerability and to identify practices, development policies and interventions that can enhance this impact. Through the various research activities, the aim is to substantially advance the understanding of nutrition-agriculture linkages in Ethiopia and Tanzania, and generate evidence-based policy recommendations.
During the one-day conference, we will examine lessons learned from the program of activity so far and participants will have the opportunity to join in a robust dialogue with leading experts around the challenges and opportunities for linking agriculture and nutrition.