On July 30th, 2014, SPRING hosted the Ag2Nut Community of Practice's monthly call. The event featured two presentations, one on the Ugandan Food Trade System and the other on a New Dietary Diversity Score. Both presentations are summarized from longer talks.
Terri Ballard, a member of the core Women's Dietary Diversity Project team and part of the Statistics Division at FAO, shared outcomes from a mid-July meeting in Washington, DC, where she presented "Reaching Consensus on a Global Dietary Diversity Indicator for Women" alongside Mary Arimond and Anna Herforth.
Timothy Sparkman, Chief of Party at Mercy Corps Uganda, presented recent work on mapping the food trade network in the Karamoja region of north-eastern Uganda, which has helped identify leverage points for pro-poor market development. This work was presented at the TOPS "Learn, Adapt, Apply" knowledge-sharing event on July 10th, 2014 in Washington, DC in a presentation titled "Network Mapping the Food Trade System," and is the outcome of the Food for Peace-funded "Growth Health and Governance Program."