About the Conference

Agriculture contributes significantly to incomes and food choices. Therefore, investments in agriculture could play a vital role in poverty alleviation and improvement of food and nutrition security.

Since 2017, the Government of Kenya has held a national conference that serves as a thought leadership event on agri-nutrition.

The 3rd Annual National Agrinutrition Conference to be held on September 24th -26th 2019 under the “Enhancing Multisectoral Agri-Nutrition Approaches for Improved Nutrition Outcomes in Kenya”.

The conference aims to contribute to global efforts to address malnutrition through agriculture. The event provides a platform for experience sharing and learning on practical national and county actions, programme and policy interventions that have contributed to addressing malnutrition in Kenya.

The conference is organized by the Food and Nutrition Linkages Technical Working Group of the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and implementing partners.

Conference Objectives

The overall objective of the conference is to demonstrate national efforts to improve nutrition outcomes through multisectoral agri-nutrition approaches.

Specific Objectives

  • Improve understanding of agri-nutrition based on the relevant evidence and translation into multisectoral programming
  • Share practical examples of agri-nutrition multisectoral approaches based on stakeholders’ experiences, tools and approaches
  • Identify national needs for ongoing technical assistance, tools, information and data on agri-nutrition.

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased commitments for demand driven extension services
  • Strengthened multisectoral coordination and inclusive participation
  • Sustainable community driven and accountable programming for agri-nutrition

Key dates

  • Agri Nutrition Conference: 24 – 26 September 2019
  • Deadline for abstracts submission: 12 August 2019
  • End of Abstract review: 16 August 2019
  • Notification to authors who submitted abstracts: 23 August 2019
  • Deadline for confirmation of participation: 6 September 2019
  • Deadline for submission of PPTs and posters by authors: 6 September 2019