Regional workshop on "Livestock, livelihoods and human nutrition"

Regional workshop on "Livestock, livelihoods and human nutrition"


From 05/11/2014 To 07/11/2014
Location: Dakar, Senegal

FAO's Regional Resilience, Emergency and Rehabilitation Office for West Africa/Sahel (REOWA) organises, in close collaboration with the London Royal Veterinary Collage (RVC), the International Livestock Research Centre (ILRI) and the humanitarian institutions working in the livestock and human nutrition fields, a regional training workshop for the Sahel, entitled "Livestock, livelihoods and human nutrition". This regional training workshop is planned within the framework of the project funded by ECHO.

Six countries are specifically targeted for this workshop (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal), which will take place between November 5 and 7, 2014. The workshop intends to strengthen the capacities of the humanitarian partners, and address the challenges faced in integrating human nutrition into livestock programmes in emergencies and resilience. Furthermore, the workshop aims to contribute to maximise the human nutritional impact of such interventions, to reduce human malnutrition and enhance resilience in the Sahel and West Africa.

More specifically, this workshop is expected to address the following questions:

  1. How can the livestock sector contribute to improving human nutrition and the prevention of human malnutrition, namely for the poorest/most vulnerable households?
  2. Which are the specific nutritional characteristics of animal-source foods and how can they be preserved throughout the value chain?
  3. To which extent can livestock interventions fulfil the human nutrition deficiencies most commonly found in the Sahel?
  4. How can the impact of livestock interventions on human malnutrition prevention be measured and enhanced for the different livelihoods?
  5. What good practices have been identified in the sub-region and what are the lessons learnt?
  6. What examples of livestock interventions have shown a positive effect or impact (direct or indirect) on human nutrition and/or the causes of human malnutrition?

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