On 15th June 2011, the CTA organized a Brussels Briefing on “Nutrition security in ACP countries” in cooperation with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), DG DEVCO of the European Commission, Concord and other partners. Close to 200 policy-makers from the European Commission, the Council and EU and ACP embassies followed the discussions live in the European Commission, with another 140 followers of the internet webstream.

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CTA Policy BriefImproving nutrition in ACP countries – the role of agriculture

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Objectives of the Briefing and Programme
 Isolina Boto, Head, CTA Brussels Office

Introductory remarks
Gary Quince, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, DG DEVCOC, European Commission; Achille Bassile Kim, ACP Secretariat; Rajul PandyaLorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI; Michael Hailu, Director CTA

Panel 1: Nutrition security in ACP countries: key challenges and opportunities

Chair: H.E. Brave R. Ndisale, Ambassador of Malawi 

– Key challenges and opportunities for achieving nutrition security
 Per Pinstrup-Andersen, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food & Nutrition, Cornell University, USA  [Video|Executive summary][Presentation|Video interview]

– Linking agriculture and nutrition: Experiences with biofortification
Howarth Bouis, Director, HarvestPlus, USA [Video|Executive summary|Presentation|Video interview]

– Linking agriculture and nutrition: potentials of value chain approaches
Corinna Hawkes, Expert on Food policies  [Video|Executive summary|Presentation|Video interview]

– Farmer group experiences with improving nutrition through small-holder agriculture
Jethro Greene, Chief Coordinator, Caribbean Farmer’s Network (CaFAN) [Video|Executive summary|Presentation]

Questions from the floor and debate

Panel 2: Policies and actions to improve the linkages between agriculture and nutrition

Chair: Rajul Pandya‐Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI [Video interview]

– Policy actions at the regional level: The African Nutrition Strategy
Boitshepo “Bibi” Giyose, Senior Food and Nutrition Security Advisor, NEPAD Secretariat [Video|Executive summary|Presentation|Video interview]

Policy actions at the national level:

– The case of Hunger Zero Program in Brazil
Dr Jose Graziano da Silva, Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, FAO [Video|Presentation]

– Rwanda nutrition policy
Faustin Musare, Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of Rwanda  [Video|Presentation]

– Advocacy, education and capacity development for improved nutrition
Robert Mwadime, Senior Regional Nutrition Advisor FANTA-2, Uganda  [Video|Presentation|Video interview]

Questions from the floor and debate

Closing remarks

– Dr Jose Graziano da Silva
– Michael Hailu, Director CTA

3 thoughts on “23. Nutrition Security

  1. Prof Anderson – i wanted this comment forwarded before your paper presentation yesterday. An aspect of concern is the youth feeding patterns and staple food in Africa. Youth love grains especially rice and are not favorable to main staples like yam and cassava. In Nigeria there could be a ban on rice importation it is important to include this as WAHO in Bobo Burkina Faso is also including the concern

    Another aspect is Nutrition and food security policies – some of the policies are paper work and require technical update – i have been working on Nutrition Policy review for Nigeria but it is important to integrate cross culturally

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