Event: Symposium on Improving Nutrition in Dryland Areas

The Amaranth Institute, ECHO East Africa, and World Vision Tanzania, welcome you to Arusha, Tanzania for this jointly organized symposium. With a great anticipation we hope that the molding together of the topics discussed, as well as the networking which will occur this week will significantly impact our future work together. A wide array of speakers with different objectives, approaches and skills have been called together, whose converging mission has surprising uniformity:

  • to improve nutrition of people living particularly in drylands
  • to engage smallholder farmers more effectively to adapt their dryland farming systems so as to reduce malnutrition, poverty and physical hardship to respond to climate change and declining yields in Africa with sustainable options which regenerate soils and water catchments, recycle resources and mitigate the effect of weather extremes
  • to combine a wide range of approaches holistically to enhance resilience of the vulnerable and to care for the earth
  • to promote continued learning and sharing through networks