Achieving a Nutrition Revolution for Africa

The Road to Healthier Diets and Optimal Nutrition
Oct 18, 2016 - 01:00 pm GMT to Oct 20, 2016 - 09:30 pm GMT

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IFPRI, in partnership with AUC, is convening the 2016 ReSAKSS Annual Conference to promote review and dialogue on the CAADP implementation agenda among policymakers, development partners, researchers, advocacy groups, farmers’ organizations, private sector, and other key stakeholders from within and outside Africa.

More specifically, the conference seeks to:

  • Discuss important issues raised and related recommendations of the 2015 ATOR—the official CAADP monitoring and evaluation (M&E) report. The 2015 ATOR examines challenges and opportunities on linking agriculture and food systems to nutrition and how various nutrition initiatives can be leveraged for more rapid progress.
  • Review progress in implementing the CAADP agenda and in particular, progress toward achieving key CAADP goals and targets as well as in creating capacities and adopting effective modalities for evidence-based policy planning and implementation.
  • Evaluate progress and challenges in establishing and operationalizing effective country SAKSS platforms and mutual accountability platforms through agriculture joint sector reviews (JSRs).

Each year, ReSAKSS produces an Africawide ATOR—the official CAADP M&E report. The ATOR assesses trends and progress on CAADP core indicators and also presents analysis on a feature topic of strategic importance to the CAADP implementation agenda. The 2015 ATOR focuses on the current nutrition situation for Africa and related opportunities and challenges.

Several AUC initiatives such as, the CAADP Nutrition Initiative, Africa Region Nutrition Strategy 2015-2025 (ARNS 2015-2025), Africa Task Force on Food and Nutrition Development, African Union (AU) 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, AU Agenda 2063, and the Malabo Declaration 2014, have generated momentum towards improving food security and nutrition for all in Africa. In addition, 37 out of 57 (65 percent) countries involved in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement are African. The CAADP process has included efforts by countries led by NPCA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other development partners toward mainstreaming nutrition in national agriculture and food security investment plans (NAIPs). This is synergistic to efforts being made by the country-led SUN movement and country level SUN and CAADP teams are expected to work collaboratively toward improved nutrition.