Andy Catley Leads Friedman Seminar on Food Security in the Horn of Africa

February 2015

This Friedman Seminar features Andrew Catley, BVM, PhD, Research Director, Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Adjunct Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

The Horn of Africa is one of the most food insecure regions in the world, and continues to receive considerable development and humanitarian aid from international donors such as USAID. In Ethiopia, the Feinstein International Center at Friedman has recently completed eight years of research, training and policy engagement under the USAID Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative (PLI), and projects funded by DFID and OFDA. But what were the results in terms of impacts on food security and nutrition, on national and regional institutions, on international aid donors, on Ethiopian universities and international NGOs? The learning and analytical approaches of PLI have now also been transferred to two larger USAID-funded projects, the regional Resilience Learning Project, and the Agriculture Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy Project in Ethiopia. The seminar will describe the work of these new projects, providing examples of some initial research and influence on food security and nutrition policy and programming.

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