2nd Ghana Stakeholder and End-User Workshop
On 8 August 2017 in Accra, Ghana, the Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA) Project held a workshop to convene the Ghana agriculture, nutrition, and statistics community and introduce the suite of four indicators developed: 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 Statistics, Research, and Information Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA-SRID), the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN), the University of Ghana, Esoko, among others. For more information on our workshop, please refer to our full workshop minutes and report.
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 Tanzania.