Robynne Anderson's Emerging Thoughts on Ag

Grant to Improve Nutrition Through Optimized Agricultural Interventions

My good friend Lindiwe Sibanda, CEO of The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), has made an exciting announcement – a $16 Million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the “Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions (ATONU)” project.”

This project seeks to improve nutrition outcomes in smallholder farm families and poor households through tailored nutrition sensitive agriculture programs that ultimately benefit women of child bearing age and children in the first 1000 days of life.

The ATONU project consortium members include the Africa Innovations Institute in Uganda, Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania, Agribusiness Systems International, an affiliate of ACDI/VOCA, Farm Africa, the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, the Leverhulme Center for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. The ATONU project will be implemented over a six-year period, ending in December 2020. The focus countries for the project are: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda.

Visit the FANPRAN website to learn more about this exciting project.