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Join our webinar! Designing projects for improving nutrition through animal source foods—4 May 2017

The following announcement comes from Jennie Lane,
animal health and livelihoods technical advisor for Land O’Lakes International Development.

Land O’Lakes International Development and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are pleased to announce a webinar option for their meeting tomorrow, 4 May, in Nairobi, Kenya, on Animal Source Foods for Nutrition Impact: Evidence and Good Practices for Informed Project Design. This one-day event will be held on the ILRI Nairobi campus from 8:30am to 5:00pm on Thu 4 May 2017. While the physical workshop is by invitation only due to space limitations, portions of the day’s presentations and discussions will be available as recordings later.  

Webinar invitation

Animal Source Foods for Nutrition Impact:

Evidence and Good Practices
for Informed Project Design

4 May 2017

Click here to register

The webinar will stream audio during the day from approximately 8:45am–5pm East Africa Time. A detailed agenda is available on the registration page. An afternoon session will welcome participants joining from the Americas.  

Sessions during the day will include:

  • 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, include, 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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