Newsletter for the week of Oct 20th

Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest. This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda. In news this week, we report on Food security brings >> Read more

NSSP presents at the 15th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program’s Senior Economist/Consultant, Aderibigbe Olomola, and Senior Research Assistant, Margaret Adesugba, presented their paper titled, “Transforming Nigerian Agriculture in the Context of a Green Economy: Financing Challenges, Opportunities and Mechanisms,” at the 15th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists held at Niger Delta University (Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State) >> Read more

Together for Nutrition 2014: Venue and Detailed Agenda

AP Shinde Hall

The Together for Nutrition conference is almost upon us!  As we break for the long Diwali weekend in India, here are some important details about the conference: Venue:  A.P. Shinde Hall NASC Complex, Todapur Road New Delhi, 110012 Among other things, the NASC Complex offers a large plenary hall where the main conference will >> Read more

Including Nutrition in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

A4NH hosts Side Event at African Union Commission (AUC) on the inclusion of nutrition in the CAADP agenda. The Malabo Declaration, agreed upon by the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in June 2014, has committed, in addition to other goals, to decrease stunting by 10% and underweight by 5% in >> Read more

New Publication by NSSP Senior Research Assistant Margaret Adesugba

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Economic Value of Livestock Loss on Pastoralists’ Livelihood:  An Analysis of Ethiopian Pastoralist Households by NSSP Senior Research Assistant Margaret Abiodun Adesugba, in the Journal of Research in Agriculture and Animal Science (Vol. 2 Issue 7). The article was published in August 2014. >> Read more

Overcoming the Triple Burden of Malnutrition in the MENA Region

I recently contributed to the new Arab Food Security Blog hosted on the Arab Spatial website, managed by IFPRI. My entry, “Overcoming the Triple Burden of Malnutrition in the MENA Region” discusses an increasingly prevalent issue in the region, and lays out short- and long-term strategies to overcome the triple burden of malnutrition—calorie deficiency, undernutrition, >> Read more

Synopsis: Teff: Nutrient Composition and Health Benefits

ESSP Research Note 34."Summary of Teff: Nutrient compostion and health benefits " by Baye, Kaleab Summary of ESSP Working Paper 67. Teff (Eragrostis tef), has been cultivated and used for human consumption in Ethiopia for centuries. However, teff’s global use for human consumption has been restrained partly due to limited knowledge about its nutrient composition and the processing challenges >> Read more

Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – October 20, 2014

Below are some current developments on Agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Kufuor To Deliver Keynote Address On World Food Day Former President John Agyekum Kufuor and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will tomorrow be the keynote speakers at this year’s World Food Day in Rome. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said this year’s celebration >> Read more

A New Indicator for Global Assessment of Dietary Diversity Among Women

© 2010 Jessica Scranton, FHI 360

Given the complexity and cost of any accurate quantitative assessment of dietary intakes, there is a clear need for simple proxy indicators that can be incorporated into large-scale surveys.

Arab Spatial launches Food Security Blog

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A great collection of 4 inaugural stories of the new Arab Food Security Blog launched today to become an integral part of the Arab Spatial platform. With this valuable addition, the online atlas becomes not just a unique open-access information tool on development and food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, >> Read more