By Andrew Wangili
On 18-20 October, 2016, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in partnership with Africa Union Commission(AUC) will hold the annual Resakss conference at Labadi Beach Hotel , Accra, Ghana. The conference brings together policymakers, development partners, researchers, advocacy groups, farmers’ organizations, private sector, and other key stakeholders from within and outside Africa to promote, review and dialogue on the CAADP implementation agenda. This year’s conference theme is “Achieving a Nutrition Revolution for Africa: The Road to Healthier Diets and Optimal Nutrition.”
The conference will also unveil the 2015 Annual Trends and Outlook Report(ATOR) which examines the challenges and opportunities on linking agriculture and food systems to nutrition and how to leverage various nutrition initiatives for rapid progress .
The conference will generate shared understanding of the latest evidence on Africa’s nutrition status,how to address nutrition challenges and leverage opportunities for better nutrition outcomes to meet set nutrition targets for countries,and actions needed to further advance the CAADP implementation agenda.
The conference is also expected to produce shared lessons and experiences regarding: Planning and execution of agriculture Joint Sector Reviews (JSRs) , in particular critical success factors and required steps in transitioning to more comprehensive, inclusive, and robust JSR modalities and preparing for biennial reviews.