ERIC Number: ED188751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Nutrition Planning and Policy for African Countries. Summary Report of a Seminar Held at the Institute for Development Studies (Nairobi, Kenya, June 2-19, 1976). Cornell International Nutrition Monograph Series, Number 5 (1977).
Latham, Michael C., Ed.; Westley, Sidney B., Ed.
This paper is the summary report of a seminar which was held in Kenya at the Institute for Development Studies of the University of Nairobi from June 2-19, 1976. The seminar was sponsored by USAID through a contract to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Ten English-speaking African countries, whose responsibilities are related to nutrition planning and policy making, were represented by government officers and employees of non-government agencies. Short summaries of the sessions conducted by the seminar staff members are included. Salient nutritional problems of Africa and their complex causes, the socio-cultural factors which influence these problems and their alleviation, and the basic economic considerations relating to the cause and control of malnutrition and food shortages were addressed. However, planning and policy relating to nutrition was the main focus of the seminar. The participants formed working groups and prepared short reports on nutrition planning for Tanzania's Ujamaa villages, on nutrition activities and goals in Kenya, on increased wheat consumption and the trend toward bottle feeding in West Africa, and on nutrition activities in the Sudan. The working group reports are included. (Author)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Food, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Needs Assessment, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Planning, Policy, Social Influences, World Problems
Dr. Michael C. Latham, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Savage Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 ($2.50; make checks payable to Cornell University)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Nutritional Sciences Div. at Cornell Univ.
Note: For other monographs in this series, see ED 149 838, PS 011 294, and PS 011 502-504.