2nd Tanzania Stakeholder and End-User Workshop

IANDA Tanzania workshop participantsOn 11 August 2017 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, the Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA) Project held a workshop to convene the Tanzanian agriculture, nutrition, and statistics communities and introduce a suite of new indicators on access to nutritious diets. 

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.

Zachary Gersten, Anna Herforth, Joyce Kinabo, and Fulgence Mishili

The objectives of the workshop were:

  1. 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)
  2. To discuss uptake and use of IANDA’s suite of indicators in Tanzania at the national, regional, and local levels in stakeholder organizations
  3. 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.

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