Animal sourced foods (ASFs) are nutrient dense foods that when consumed in small amounts provide quality protein, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and all nutrients critical for growth and early child development. Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity hosted a webinar on “The role of animal source foods in nutrition security, growth, and early child development,” which featured presentations by Dr. Shibani Ghosh from Tufts University and Dr. Getnet Assefa from Land O’Lakes.The summary notes below highlight the main points raised during the presentation.
Webinar Summary Notes - Key Health, Nutrition, and Agricultural Services in the Face of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Lessons Learned
On February 3, 2021, the Growth through Nutrition Activity hosted a webinar event on the topic “Key Health, Nutrition, and Agricultural Services in the Face of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Lessons Learned,” and presented and discussed some of the key findings from two recent studies investigating changes in the health and agricultural sectors and time use of Health Extension Workers (HEWs) before and after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Implications of COVID-19 on Nutrition: Lessons Learned and Practical & Innovative Approaches - Perspectives from Civil Society, Government, and Academia - Webinar Summary Notes
The novel coronavirus is imposing unprecedented health, nutrition, social, and economic risks to the global population. Ethiopia is also being affected, and the continued spread of the virus has the potential to reverse some of the nutritional gains that the country has achieved in the last few years.
On February 28, 2020 - Tufts University, a Growth through Nutrition implementing partner, brought together over 40 participants from different nutrition projects to present and discuss two inter-related gender topics. The documents are an outline of the major findings and points shared and the presentations covered during the learning session.
The learning document is based on the comments of a panel discussion through the Project Research and Learning Working Group platform to discuss potential strategies and solutions to bridging the gap between research and practice/policy.
Issues raised include:
Description of program activities under IR3 (Increasing utilization of quality nutrition services - Nutrition Service Delivery for Pregnant and Lactating Mothers, Capacity Building and Sustained Supply of Nutrition Commodities)
Lists activities under program cross-cutting components as well as operational studies - March 2019
The overall activities undertaken by Growth Through Nutrition in agriculture and Livelihoods - specifically with regards to capacity building, supporting most vulnerable households and advancing research and innovation.
An outline of the strategy employed by Growth Through Nutrition to establish a sustainable business model in WASH. The document summarizes some major stakeholders and their role in the business process.
Food insecurity is cyclic in Ethiopia, occurring specifically during the pre- and post harvest seasons. The research article is of a study relating the growth velocity of children during these seasons and determining the risk-factors for decreased linear growth.