Conference hosted by the Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition, Hawassa University. Theme
The Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition (ACEN) was launched in 2015 at School of Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Hawassa University. Its major successes to date: –
- Produced manpower in the field of Human Nutrition, Food Science and Technology
- Hosted two National Nutrition Conferences
See: Proceeding, The 2nd National Nutrition and Food Industries Conference“Capacity building, Employment and Job creation for Better Nutrition and Sustainable Development in Ethiopia” 23th -24th Feburary, 2017. (145 pages)
- Laid a foundation for Human Nutrition program in other sister universities in Ethiopia
- Made a successful collaboration within and out of Ethiopia in capacity building conducted different food and Nutrition research and community service activities.
As an adjunct event of the conference, AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) organized a special Agro-Industry & Nutrition Business Drinks Event at Haile resort, Hawassa.
Over the course of the conference, several research posters were presented, several project and association experience, and academic curriculum and competency issues were. Mr. Fikadu Reta, primary conference organizer from Hawassa University explained that nutrition is a multidimensional problem that requires collaborative, and multidimensional solutions. “Nutrition is about health, it is about environment, it is about gender, it is about water, and much more; It’s foundation is in agriculture.”
AgriProFocus encouraged Hawassa University in complimenting the theoretical knowledge exchange with practical agro-industry field visits.