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The African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC) brings together academic and research institutions from across the East African region, with the goal of building a PhD training program in basic laboratory research in nutritional and agricultural sciences.
ANSRC was founded in 2012 as a consortium following successful visits by consortium facilitators to multiple institutions in East Africa. The consortium is registered as a Society with the Republic of Kenya. The elected officials are: Chair, Dr. Gordon Nguka (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology); Vice Chair, Dr. John Msuya (Sokoine University of Agriculture); Secretary, Prof. Bonnie Dunbar (University of Nairobi); Treasurer, Mr. James Wariero (Center for Public Health and Development and ANSRC East African Coordinator).
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Frontiers in Nutrition and Agriculture for the Big 4 Agenda for Kenya; Where are we and where do we need to go?
The session was an opportunity to define the current status of nutrition in Kenya and how the interactions of nutrition, agriculture, and climate can bring about a positive impact and positive changes to policy.
In the effort to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture-Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2), and feed it's growing population, the Kenya government launched the ‘Big 4 Agenda’. The five-year program seeks to achieve rapid results in the four identified development sectors, namely: manufacturing, universal health coverage, affordable housing, and food security and nutrition.