African Leaders for Nutrition Webinar

What: Fighting Hidden Hunger Through Agriculture: Advances in Biofortification in West Africa

Who: African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) and HarvestPlus

When: September 15, 2021, 11: 00-13: 00 UTC

Where: virtually

The African Development Bank is hosting a webinar organized by the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative and HarvestPlus.

Speakers from West Africa will attend the meeting. Participants will discuss the achievements and challenges of producing nutritious food through biofortification in the region and expanding strategies for producing nutritious and healthy food through biofortification.

Join us as we learn from a wide variety of speakers and experts, including:

Dr. Howarth Bouis, ALN champion, founder of HarvestPlus and winner of the World Food Prize 2016

Dr. Ramadjita Tabo, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Regional Director of West and Central Africa and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Dr. Richard Pendame, Africa Regional Director, Nutrition International

Dr. Jonas Chianu, Chief Agricultural Economist, African Development Bank


About ALN

The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative is a platform for high-level political commitment to promote nutrition in Africa. With a special focus on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the gray matter infrastructure, the initiative aims to influence and generate innovative investments in nutrition and food security that form a basis for productive human capital in Africa.

About Harvest Plus

HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting bioenriched food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals and leading the world in bioenrichment evidence and technologies.