The following are the minutes and report for the Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA) Project Ghana Stakeholder and End-User, held on 8 August 2017 in Accra. Using food price data from Ghana and Tanzania, the IANDA Project developed four novel indicators to assess food and nutrition security: the Cost of a Diverse Diet (CoDD), the Cost of Nutrient Adequacy (CoNA), the Cost of a Recommended Diet (CoRD), and the Nutritious food Price Index (NPI). During our full-day workshop we convened policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in Ghana to discuss food price data collection, uptake of IANDA's indicators, and future opportunities for nutrition-sensitive agriculture.
The objectives of the workshop were:
- To convene the Ghana agriculture, nutrition, and statistics community
- To introduce participants to the four indicators developed: the CoDD, the CoNA, the CoRD, and the NPI
- To discuss uptake and use of IANDA’s suite of indicators in Ghana at the national, regional, and local levels in stakeholder organizations
- To discuss the future of food price data collection and use in Ghana
The workshop began with opening remarks from Prof. Daniel Bruce Sarpong (IANDA, University of Ghana), Dr. Anna Herforth (IANDA) and Prof. Anna Lartey (FAO, University of Ghana), followed by introductions from IANDA, the MoFA-SRID, and the GSS. The afternoon featured presentations on the IANDA suite of indicators, breakout group work on indicator uptake and use, and a panel discussion on the future of food price data collection in Ghana.