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Learning Lab: Agri-food: a diet modelling software to identify trade-offs and support multi-stakeholder decision-making on how to strengthen local food systems to improve nutrition
byANH Academy
Academy Week Learning Lab
Date and Time
From: 26 June 2023, 15:05
To: 26 June 2023, 17:05 - CAT (GMT+2)
Country: Malawi
Street: Umodzi Park Chilembwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

-13.953950331269, 33.79164839411

Open Full Event Agri-food

Times of this event are in CAT

Level: Intermediate


Room: IBIS 



Designing interventions which include goals to improve both agriculture and nutrition indicators often requires tradeoffs and compromise between different stakeholders’ priorities. Agri-food is an open-access, web-based software to support decision-making about which foods to promote for production and/or consumption in nutrition or agriculture programmes when there are multiple, conflicting criteria for the decision. The tool applies Multi-Criteria-Decision-Analysis (MCDA) which allows consideration of trade-offs across a range of nutrition, agriculture, gender and environment criteria as well as how different stakeholders value the criteria. Agri-food has been used in Malawi to facilitate dialogue and decision-making relevant to Agricultural Extension programmes amongst diverse groups of community and district-level agriculture and nutrition stakeholders and examples from these processes will be shared in the learning lab. This session will provide users with hands-on experience in analysing data in the Agri-food software and simulate the process of applying the results to inform decision-making.

  • Frances Knight (LSHTM and WFP)
  • Elaine Ferguson (LSHTM)
  • Frank Tchuwa (LUANAR)
  • Daimon Kambewa (LUANAR)


Note: Would you like to attend this session? Please register HERE. A survey will be sent to you via email by no later than 1 June 2023, to indicate all your preferred learning lab sessions. You can only receive the survey after you have registered.

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Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Bunda College)


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Selamawit Birhanu

27 May 2023
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