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Presented By: John Kabuge

Event: Symposium on Improving Nutrition in Dryland Areas (2018-08-07)

Session: Africa has the capacity to feed its children affordably and cost effectively if its vast resources are well harnessed and developed bringing and end to the continents constant food shortages and the shameful food handouts from other continents which do not enjoy the same kind of resources as Africa. We have used Amaranth in combating malnutrition effectively for many years and we have testimonies of people whose health turned around after eating food fortified with amaranth. We have the necessary resources in Africa that can turn the continent into a major food exporter and bread basket of the world within a short space of time. Our biggest problem remains to be lack of knowledge and willingness to use available knowledge to produce results sometimes due to bad and outdated cultural practices and beliefs.

Biographical information: John Kabuge, Founding and Managing Director of Ideal Health Care and Chemicals East Africa Ltd. is a health coach and researcher on African herbs and nutritional foods. A businessman, teacher, trainer and coach on health issues for over 30 years he has taught health education on radio for many years by a weekly radio program (Kilimo Na Afya ), a popular program with over 25,000 listeners. His company operates Herbal and Nutritional wellness centers in Moshi, Mwanza, Mbeya, Dar es Salaam and Arusha. The company is committed to God’s word and work and with our sister organization, Chuo cha Elimu kwa wote, educational seminars are given on nutrition, good eating habits, hygiene, food quality and good agricultural practices incorporating conservation of the soil and food security.