Mrs. Aflo is vending vegetables and fruit

An ode to women – The real frontliners for nutrition

“If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation”. – Dr Kwegyir Aggrey (Educationist & African Scholar) Globally, there is an assertion that women’s economic and social rights have considerably improved, but the recent COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global financial crisis have helped to illuminate the […]

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Scoping exercise in Food System Lab Accra: The journey so far

The HealthyFoodAfrica Food Systems Lab Accra’s scoping exercise is geared towards ascertaining the overall picture of the food system in selected coastal communities with special focus on fishing communities. To do this, we sought to engage stakeholders along the fish value chain at the household and community levels, identify any possible shortfalls in the current […]

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How we improve nutrition across the coastal belt of Ghana

Authors: Hilary Kwesi Ketemepi, Jolene Nyako, Soma-Mahme Loobod, Amy Atter, Stephen Nketia, Seth K. Agyakwah and Queronica Q. Quartey HealthyFoodAfrica’s Accra Food System Lab’s activities have been designed to address nutritional challenges by providing nutritional knowledge to local population and increasing their access to research-informed food products. The ultimate strategy is to investigate the dietary […]

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Improving nutrition and livelihoods of vulnerable populations in informal settlements of Nairobi

Through production of healthy diverse food, HealthyFoodAfrica’s Food System Lab activities in Nairobi will contribute to improved access to and consumption of safe, diverse and nutritious foods by vulnerable populations in the informal settlements, including children and women. Authors: David Osogo, Maureen Gitagia, Allan Musumba, Antonina Mutoro and Elizabeth Kimani-Murage The final decade of achieving […]

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How FSL Lusaka aims to improve food diversity and food safety for better nutrition

Author: Mangiza Chongo          National statistics from the Zambia Nutrition profile 2021 reveal that Zambia’s nutrition challenges are rooted in multidimensional poverty and systemic challenges to food, water, sanitation, hygiene health, social and economic systems. Zambia is said to face a double burden of malnutrition, meaning it has a coexistence of overnutrition (overweight and obesity) alongside […]

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How FSL-RW improved the nutrition and livelihood opportunities of refugee women in Rwamwanja refugee settlement

Author: Linda Kabuzire, Communications Officer, Finn Church Aid Uganda Over the past 2 years, the FSL has aimed to enhance the capacity of the participating women to sustain and improve their livelihood opportunities and well-being through enhancement of maize market access and diversification of nutritious foods.   The Rwamwanja Food System Lab (FSL-RW) is one […]

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How is the Food Systems Lab improving urban diets in Kisumu, Kenya?

Authors: Christine Chege, Casey Tokeshi & Consolata Musita Find out how Alliance researchers are collaborating with residents in low-income neighborhoods to improve production and consumption of nutritious foods such as African Leafy Vegetables and fish. Understanding access to nutritious food In Kisumu, a Kenyan port city on Lake Victoria, low-income residents face limited access to […]

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Promoting Nutrition in Chongwe Food System Lab

Through the Chongwe Food System Lab (FSL), Healthy Food Africa is promoting production of traditional vegetables such as pumpkin leaves, sweet potato leaves, African eggplant, and other leafy vegetables. Author: Mangiza Chongo Chongwe is a peri-urban settlement in Zambia’s Lusaka province. It is located just over 40km from Lusaka and sometimes referred to as Lusaka […]

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