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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Addis Ababa agog for inaugural agriculture, nutrition, health academy week

Ethiopia is now agog for the inaugural agriculture, nutrition, and health otherwise known as ANH Academy Week, as researchers and users of nutritional research from over 20 countries head to the capital, Addis Ababa, reports NaijaAgroNet.

The Research and Knowledge Uptake Manager for the Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) Mr. Joe Yates, confirmed this in a press statement available to NaijaAgroNet, saying that for the next five days, between June 20 and 24, the global community of interdisciplinary researchers and research-users working at intersection of agriculture-food systems, health and nutrition would convene in Ethiopia.

According to him, the academy week would avail participants to learn, share and strengthen collaborative partnerships with the goal of improving nutrition and health.

The ANH Academy Week is held in Addis Ababa to facilitate African participation with attendees from around the world and comes just a week after the release of the Global Nutrition Report 2016, which warns that ‘malnutrition and diet are by far the biggest risk factors for the global burden of disease.’

Yates disclosed that the ANH Academy grew from a commitment to build interdisciplinary capacity and foster a community of researchers working in agriculture and food systems, health and nutrition.
NaijaAgroNet recalls that the academy was founded jointly by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), and the Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) research initiative, to facilitate learning and sharing among researchers working at the intersection of agriculture, nutrition, and health.  

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