“Regional symposium to scale up nutrition integration in agricultural extension”

(post originally shared on YPARD, written by Nikita Bhusal) 

In 2016, I got to know about the Integrating Gender and Nutrition in Agriculture Extension (INGENAES) through the workshop: Organizational Capacity Building Training for INGEAES partner NGOs which was held on 18th-21st July 2016 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Attending this event opened YPARD Nepal’s door to support its initiative for developing a strong network among the NGOs working in Nepal. In fact, INGENAES is one of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – led Feed the Future initiative which is focusing on strengthening gender and nutrition integration within agricultural extension and advisory services.

Consequently YPARD Nepal and INGENAES kept in touch and together provided many opportunities for young professionals in their activities which are related to identifying the best practices on how to integrate nutrition into training, market development, and best media to Nepal. Recently, Abhishek Khadka and I were honored to participate in the Regional Symposium on Integrating Gender and Nutrition in Agriculture Extension, 7th-8th March 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Regional Symposium on Integrating Gender and Nutrition

The symposium was jointly organized by INGENEAS and Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), and hosted by Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID). The main objective of the symposium was to identify opportunities for scaling out nutrition integration in agricultural extension. The title and the objective of the symposium itself was very entrancing and the factor of my interest to work on food and nutrition adds more to it….Read the rest on YPARD!