The ANH Academy Animal Source Foods for Nutrition and Health Outcomes Working Group (ANH-ASFWG) brings together current and former IMMANA Fellows with complementary expertise to review the evidence on how best to measure and interpret the role of animal source foods (ASF) for improved nutrition in Africa and Asia.
Scope of work
The ASF working group aims to review the available data on how eggs and poultry, dairy, fish and meat products of all kinds contribute to nutrition and health in Africa and Asia. The framework document and technical brief will include the reviews of specific metrics used to address the role of ASF in maternal health and child development at particular ages, how intake is influenced by market linkages and socio-cultural factors including gender roles, feeding practices, and intrahousehold allocation, and how these foods contribute to the challenges addressed by other IMMANA working groups on food safety, food environments, sustainable diets and other topics.
• To review the metrics, methods and results of recent research on the role of ASF for improved nutrition in Asia and Africa;
• To identify knowledge gaps and research opportunities in this literature, including opportunities for systematic review or eventual meta-analysis;
• To suggest a framework to guide other researchers and practitioners towards best practices.
- Zachary Gersten, Project Administrator, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
- William Masters, Professor, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Bekele Megersa Bati, Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
Cynthia Runyararo Matare, Technical Consultant, Addressing Stunting in Tanzania Early (ASTUTE), Cornell University/IMA World Health, Tanzania
Husein Mohammed, IMMANA Fellow, School of Human Nutrition, McGill University, Canada
Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo, IMMANA Fellow, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Matilda Laar, Lecturer, Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana, Ghana
Mieghan Bruce, Lecturer, College of Veternary Medicine, Murdoch University
Nitya Mittal, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Göttingen, Germany
Rosemary Emegu Isoto, Assistant Professor, Department of Agribusiness & Natural Resource Economics, School of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda
Abu Hayat Md. Saiful Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Semira Mohammed Beyan, Lecturer, School of Plant and Horticultural Sciences, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
Sukhwinder Singh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Management, India
Taddese Alemu Zerfu, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dilla University, Ethiopia
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