During Sara (Salon International de l’Agriculture et des Ressources Animales), Fondation Avril organized with a group of institutional and economical partners a conference entitled « Entreprendre contre la malnutrition » on Monday, 25 and Tuesday November 26th 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
The aim of the event was to bring together scientists, nutritionists, agronomists and entrepreneurs from agricultural and agri-food sectors in West Africa. The conference focused in particular on proteins and essential amino acid deficiency, leading to child growth failure. About 40 % of West African children living in rural areas are stunted, compared to 20% in urban areas. A child with stunted growth is at risk of cognitive and psychosocial underdevelopment. Growth retardation is symptomatic of a situation of permanent food insecurity.
Through 4 workshops, the event provided an overview of the issues of malnutrition, West African food habits and agronomic needs through the complementarity between crop and animal production, marketing,
To subscribe: https://forms.gle/xoWposdARevGECj9A
Program: Symposium Program