The following are the minutes and report for the Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA) Project Tanzania Stakeholder and End-User, held on 11 August 2017 in Dar es Salaam. Using food price data from Tanzania and Ghana, 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).
The workshop was attended by members of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment (MITI), the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN), among others.
The objectives of the workshop were:
- To introduce participants to the four indicators developed: Cost of a Diet Diversity (CoDD), Cost of Nutrient Adequacy (CoNA), the Cost of a Recommended Diet (CoRD), and the Nutritious food Price Index (NPI)
- To discuss uptake and use of IANDA’s suite of indicators in Tanzania at the national, regional, and local levels in stakeholder organizations
- To discuss the future of food price data collection and use in Tanzania
The workshop began with opening remarks from Prof. Joyce Kinabo (IANDA, Sokoine University of Agriculture), Dr. Anna Herforth (IANDA), and Mr. Obey Assery (PMO), followed by introductions from IANDA and the NBS. The afternoon featured presentations on the IANDA suite of indicators, practice calculating two of the indicators, and a panel discussion on the future of food price data collection in Tanzania. The workshop was moderated by Dr. Fulgence Mishili (IANDA, Sokoine University of Agriculture). For more information, see our full workshop minutes and report.