Innovation Lab for Nutrition - Africa FY2015 Annual Report
In Fiscal Year 2015, the Nutrition Innovation Lab-Africa continued large-scale, comprehensive, prospective studies which address globally-relevant agriculture to nutrition issues. These include: how and why agriculture can be most effectively utilized to improve nutrition; how integrated policy and program activities, using the example of the Uganda Community Connector Project (UCCP) succeed or fail to yield benefits to target populations; and the delineation of neglected biological pathways which affect maternal and child nutrition and health. In particular, the Nutrition Innovation Lab-Africa has focused on aflatoxins, and water, sanitation and hygiene. In response to an external review, the Nutrition Innovation Lab-Africa improved its coordination with US and African partners, enhanced its external communications, and reviewed its own structures. In Fiscal Year 2016, the Nutrition Innovation Labs for Africa and Asia will join as a single project directed by Dr. Patrick Webb.