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Designing projects for improving nutrition through animal source foods—4 May 2017


Land O’Lakes International Development and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a workshop and webinar on 4 May 2017 on Animal Source Foods for Nutrition Impact: Evidence and Good Practices for Informed Project Design.

Sessions during the day included:

  • Why animal source foods are critical for nutrition, especially during the first 1000 days of life
  • Pathways of livestock program impacts on household nutrition
  • Introduction to an upcoming ILRI-sponsored review of global evidence linking animal source foods and nutrition
  • Practical field experience of the impacts of poultry and dairy interventions on household nutrition 

The speakers, representing the research and development communities, included, from ILRI: Director General Jimmy Smith, veterinary epidemiologist/food safety expert and program leader Delia Grace, and joint ILRI-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine lecturer Paula Dominguez-Salas; from Land O’Lakes International Development: Senior Vice President John Ellenberger, Animal Health and Livelihoods Technical Advisor Jennifer Lane, and Practice Area Manager for Dairy, Livestock and Environment Carmen Jaquez; and from the University of Sydney: Associate Professor Robyn Alders.

This event is designed for the development practitioner and focused on sharing evidence and best practices to inform project design and approaches for improving the nutrition of women and children through animal source foods. Presentations will have a specific focus on Kenya and the wider East Africa region. Attendees will include representatives of non-governmental organizations, contractor and private-sector companies, and donor agencies and governments.

This event is the fourth and final event in a year-long USAID/FFP TOPS-funded learning series on Livestock, Animal Source Foods and Household Nutrition, organized by Land O’Lakes and ILRI.

The Livestock and Household Nutrition Learning Series is partially funded by the United States Agency for International Development/Food for Peace-funded Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Lane at JKLane [at] landolakes.com.

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