Mellissa Wood AIFSC Opening Presentation

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Mellissa Wood AIFSC Opening Presentation

  1. 1. Australian International Food Security Centre Mellissa Wood, Director Test slide By a clever slide person Food nutrition in in eastern and southern Africa Workshop Food nutrition eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012 ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  2. 2. AIFSCAccelerating research delivery and adoption of innovations for food security • CHOGM initiative • Bridging research and development – ‘blur’ • African office • Initially A$33 million over 4 years • Delivered using partnerships • Focus on food production, access and utilization challenges Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  3. 3. Impact Sufficient, accessible and nutritious food Increased food Increased income Improved nutrition Improved access Increased Outcomes production and diversity in to knowledge institutional and diets individual capacity Greater Better Better Increased Innovations in Critical mass Outputs of access to market informed and access to more information trained to address interventions agricultural access and supported nutritious and and knowledge food security for smallholder female innovations returns, and policy safe food and delivery and issues, enduring and male farmers and stronger development less post facilitated institutional other poor households value chains harvest waste partnerships partnerships Focus of interventions Accelerating research delivery and adoption of innovations for food security Sustainable Markets, value Food nutrition Communica- Education, and productive chains and and safety tions and training and Program themes farming social systems knowledge capacity systems management building (research) (capacity building)D Broad platform “Food security” = availability, access and utilisation Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop Policy frameworks MDGs, in-country priorities, Australian Aid Frameworks ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  4. 4. Impact Sufficient, accessible and nutritious food Increased food Increased income Improved nutrition Improved access Increased Outcomes production and diversity in to knowledge institutional and diets individual capacity Greater Better Better Increased Innovations in Critical mass Outputs of access to market informed and access to more information trained to address interventions agricultural access and supported nutritious and and knowledge food security for smallholder female innovations returns, and policy safe food and delivery and issues, enduring and male farmers and stronger development less post facilitated institutional other poor households value chains harvest waste partnerships partnerships Focus of interventions Accelerating research delivery and adoption of innovations for food security Sustainable Markets, value Food nutrition Communica- Education, and productive chains and and safety tions and training and Program themes farming social systems knowledge capacity systems management building (research) (capacity building)D Broad platform “Food security” = availability, access and utilisation Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop Policy frameworks MDGs, in-country priorities, Australian Aid Frameworks ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  5. 5. Current activities Drought tolerant sorghumReview of ACIAR’s Evergreen Adoption Small-scaleprojects in Africa – Agriculture Pathways mechanisation Landcare forimpacts and $5.5million $3 million $4 million Food Securityadoption (+ $1.8 million) (+ $2.3 million) (+ $2 million) 4 years 4 years 4 years Vegetable-Understanding Ethiopia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, basedfarming Rwanda, Burundi Tanzania, Malawi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique Mozambique, farmingsystems ZimbabweForesight for food Familysecurity poultry and Blue water use crops Primary impact Sustainable and Markets, Food Secondary impact productive value chains nutrition project farming systems & social and safety systems scope study Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  6. 6. SSA has a 0 – 0.24 probability of meeting MDG 1 target (underweight children)Source: Gretchen A Stevens, Mariel M Finucane, Christopher J Paciorek, Seth R Flaxman, Richard A White, Abigail J Donner, Majid Ezzati,on behalf of Nutrition Impact Model Study Group (Child Growth). Lancet July 5,2012, taken from IDS presentation. Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  7. 7. Effective nutrition action requires coherence and critical mass – from all sectors Agriculture Sufficient food Social production, Protection Sufficient food Poverty Education access, reduction Keep girls in Diet diversity, secondary Gender Social school to delay practices Direct age at first Food prep’n, Nutrition pregnancy Interventions intra- household Health systems distribution, View nutrition as Water and Preferences, lower in Sanitation Gender hierarchy—embed Focus on direct nutrition nutrition status programmes outcomes Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012 After: 7
  8. 8. Objectives for the workshopTo identify: • research gaps in terms of food security, agriculture and nutrition in line with the AIFSC strategy and African priorities • how the AIFSC could best complement work being undertaken by partners in target countries and where we should invest. Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  9. 9. Objectives for the workshop (cont)Day 1 – knowledge sharing and review Population nutritional indicators and status Drivers and foresight Activities and actorsDay 2 – developing a framework forpriority AIFSC investment Analytical and transparent Acknowledging complexity, current activities Boundaries – firm and flexible Time Partners Strategic priority setting Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  10. 10. Thank youFood nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  11. 11. Vegetable scoping study• AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center is coordinating a preliminary study to improve income and nutrition in Eastern and Southern Africa by enhancing vegetable based farming and food systems• understand the characteristics of vegetable production systems in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), specifically in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, in order to develop appropriate and effective technological interventions which can maximize returns, generate and increase income to reduce poverty, and contribute to greater food and nutritional security.• The specific objectives were to: – analyze the poverty and food insecurity reduction potential of vegetable production in urban, peri-urban and rural agriculture; – identify action-research topics with high potential for providing practical and policy advice on to how to promote vegetable production as a poverty and food insecurity reduction strategy; – identify research partners to implement these activities and establish the best combination of action- research topics and partners within a coherent research project Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012
  12. 12. Poultry project• Assoc. Prof. Robyn Alders involved for over 20 yrs• Thermo-tolerant vaccine produced (ACIAR $) and distributed over several African countries (AusAID $)• Sustainable system for vaccine production and coordinated distribution – vaccination and evaluation every 4 months• 70-80% protection of flock against disease• Assessing poultry and crop value chains: o strategic linkages to improve efficiency of both chains? o ↑ poultry production/trade through supplementary feeding from crops? o ↑’d efficiency of poultry production contribute to ecologically sustainable ag and food security? o ↑ human nutritiono specialists in human health & nutrition, animal health, value chains, gender/social issues Food nutrition in eastern and southern Africa Workshop ILRI Nairobi 10-11 September 2012

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