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Date: Wednesday Sept. 15
Time: 11:00-13:00 UTC/7:00-9:00 AM EDT
Please join HarvestPlus, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Leaders for Nutrition for this first webinar in a series on progress and prospects for staple crop biofortification in Africa. The aim of these webinars are to:
- Highlight the achievements in the production of nutritious foods through biofortification in Africa.
- Share experiences with multi-sectoral nutrition programming and nutrition smart investments in Africa, with a focus on biofortification.
- Discuss ways forward to promoting production of nutritious and healthy foods through biofortification in Africa.
In so doing, the webinars will raise awareness on the need to address micronutrient deficiency among children under five years and women of reproductive age; rromote inclusion of nutrition goals into the food transformation agenda; and raise the profile of biofortification as a sustainable means of promoting access to nutritious foods.
The West Africa biofortification webinar features the following speakers:
Senator Muhammed Bima Enagi, Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Martin Fregene, Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, AfDB
Howarth “Howdy” Bouis, Founding Director of HarvestPlus, 2016 World Food Prize laureate
Ramaditja Tabo, Regional Director, West and Central Africa, ICRISAT
Ahmed Kablan, Senior Science Advisor, USAID
Rose Omari, Senior Research Scientist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
Paulina Addy, Director, Women in Agricultural Directorate, Ghana
Esi Amoaful, Director of Nutrition, Ghana Health Service
Sett Osei-Akoto, Director, Directorates of Crops Services, Ghana
Jonas Chianu, Program Manager, TAAT Program, AfDB
Richard Pendame, Regional Director, Africa, Nutrition International
Yusuf Dollah, Seed Delivery Specialist, HarvestPlus Nigeria
Moderator: Babatunde Omilola, Manager of Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, AfDB
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