Food challenges

AERC creates plan to reduce food challenges

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since 2016, has implemented a number of activities under the “Analysis of the Impact of Agricultural, Food and Nutrition Policies on Nutrition Outcomes in Africa” (AFPON) programme.

The AFPON project seeks to contribute to the recent interest in leveraging agricultural development for improving nutrition by exploring the link between agricultural policies and nutrition outcomes in Africa.

In order to assist policy-making in the continent, AERC disseminated findings from the nutrition-related studies to senior African policymakers through its flagship dissemination vehicle: the Senior Policy Seminar (SPS).

The two-day seminar hosted by AERC in partnership with Nigeria’s apex bank, CBN, held in Abuja, Nigeria at the Transcorp Hilton.

The planned Senior Policy Seminar featured four synthesis papers and a round-table discussion with various authors and included topics indicative of the broad range of issues covered by the SPS.