Ghana Stakeholder and End-User Workshop
The IANDA Project Team developed and conducted a half-day workshop in Accra, Ghana on 21 April 2016 to convene national and regional food price data stakeholders and end users. Bringing together individuals from a range of organizations, our workshop featured presentations from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Ghana Statistical Service, and Esoko, and participants who represent other governmental institutions, academia, UN and bilateral agencies. The presentations addressed the various food price data collection methods, coverage areas, and information systems employed by each organization, which was followed by a lively discussion on ways to harmonize those systems and ensure the prioritization of collecting price data for diverse foods for nutrition. Our Ghana lead, Dr. Daniel Bruce Sarpong of the University of Ghana, will continue to work with stakeholders and end users, and our full team will hold a research dissemination workshop next year in the summer of 2017.