Role of Animal Source Foods: ENAM Experience in Ghana

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Grace Marquis
2020 Conference on "Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health"
February 11, 2011

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Role of Animal Source Foods: ENAM Experience in Ghana

  1. 1. Role of Animal Source Foods: ENAM Experience in Ghana Grace S Marquis McGill University
  2. 2. U of Ghana Co-PIs Iowa State U Co-PIs Owuraku Sakyi-Dawson Grace Marquis Ghana PI US PIAnna Ben Emmanuel Lorna Manju Helen ElizabethLartey Ahunu Canacoo Butler Reddy Jensen LonerganStaff from: Esi ColecraftWomen in Agricultural Development/MoFA Project managerGhana Health ServicesHeifer International-Ghana Richard Tweneboah-Kodua,Freedom from Hunger-Ghana Aaron ChristianRural banks Selasie Agamah, Gymfiwah Nikoi Field supervisors / data Administrative officer management Mawunyo Timbo, Gifty Nyarko Data entry 24 sponsored Felix Boadu students Driver (Ghana, USA, Canada) William Quarmine, Clifford Marquaye Temporary region-based Data analysis assistants data collection team Felicia Kudomor Dinah Amoah Thomas Kambonga Winneba Techiman Navrongo Participants Regional managers
  3. 3. ENAM ProjectEnhancing child Nutrition through Animal source food Management Enam = “animal-based products” (Twi)
  4. 4. Problem model Feeding skills Number of extension Seasonality and nutrition field staff knowledge Processing Household and storage food allocation ASF Pests and diseases Availability Household size Accessibility Marketing Utilization Cultural linkages beliefs and attitudes Financial services Caregiver Income empowerment
  5. 5. ENAM Intervention Microcredit loans & savingsPeer education (U Ghana) Support for IGA:Rural banks (FFH) Specialized training (Heifer) Entrepreneurship Nutrition education education Weekly meeting
  6. 6. The ENAM Project was funded through the Global Livestock -CRSP funded in part by US-AIDGrant No. PCE-G-00-98-00036-00; Women in Development, US-AID; and the Jim EllisGraduate Mentorship Program. In addition, substantial support was provided by Iowa StateUniversity, the University of Ghana, and McGill University.

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