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Village Level Nutrition Training at LUANAR

The Soybean Human Nutrition Research Team was in Lilongwe, Malawi in July 2017 to lead a 5-day training of trainers (“TOT”) about teaching nutrition, food safety, and soy processing in villages in Malawi. 40 trainers from NGOs in Malawi completed the training and in turn will conduct their own village-level trainings in their target districts in Malawi.

Dr. Juan Andrade (University of Illinois) and Dr. Emmanuel Alamu (The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) partnered with faculty from the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) to hold interactive food processing sessions, outside, over open fires, mimicking the conditions in which rural Malawians cook.

This training was part of Feed the Future’s Agriculture Diversification Program in Malawi, which seeks to promote the consumption of soy, groundnut, and OFSP. (OFSP and ground nut recipes also were taught at this training.) NGOs represented include: Feed the Children, World Relief, United Purpose, Catholic Health Commission, Concern Worldwide, and Self Help Africa.

This video was made by SIL's Sam Woessner.