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									                       Report of the First Steering Committee
                                  VITAA Partnership
                                Vitamin A for Africa

                                  May 15-16, 2002


Welcome

The meeting was opened by Dr. Peter Ewell, Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan
Africa, International Potato Center (CIP). Dr. Ewell thanked VITAA donors for their
support (the Micronutrient Initiative, USAID and OPEC) and acknowledged the
participation of VITAA’s national partner, ICRW, ASERECA, PRAPACE, and SARNET.

The goals of the meeting, he said, including updating the partners on progress
made over the past year, priority setting within the logframe matrix, and building a
consensus for fund raising. Dr. Ewell then read a letter of welcome from former
VITAA Coordinator, Wanda Collin (appendix 1).

A welcome address by CIP Director General, Dr. Hubert Zandstra, was presented
via videotape. Dr. Zandstra’s remarks focused on the CGIAR Global Challenge
Program on Biofortification and the importance of transparency in governance. A
transcript of Dr. Zandstra’s address is attached as appendix 2.

A total of 21 individuals from seven partner countries and associated agencies
attended the meeting. The participant list is provided under appendix 3.

Update of VITAA Activities 2001-2002

Dr. Regina Kapinga, Interim VITAA Coordinator, updated the Partners on the
progress made over the past twelve months. She reported in five areas:
agronomic outputs, postharvest, health and nutrition, partnership development
and information and communications. VITAA’s strategy, she said, has been to
identify orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes (OFSP) acceptable to farmers and channel
work through community-based organizations.

She noted that OFSPs had been distributed widely in Uganda, Kenya, Sudan,
Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Madagascar where they were undergoing evaluation, at
experimental stations and in farmers fields. She also reported on consumer
acceptance work, noting that children seem to readily accept orange-fleshed
varieties, especially sweet, moist cultivars. She also reported on work to train
farmers in rapid multiplication, postharvest work involving the evaluation of various
tools, and the development of OFSP food products. She also noted that an OFSP
recipe book had been launched in Uganda with the endorsement of the Queen
of Buganda, (name).
Partner Reports

      Uganda: Fina Opio reported that three planning meetings had been held in
      Uganda over the past year with more than 40 individuals participating from
      disciplines including agronomy and health and nutrition. She noted that
      participants included the Minister of Agriculture and the Director General of
      Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organization. She noted that the
      VITAA initiative is receiving broad support in Uganda, including the
      involvement from numerous NGOS, farmers, and grain millers. VITAA activities
      have been widely report by Uganda television and local newspapers. She
      reported that the Uganda working group worked closely with the VITAA
      logframe (appendix 4) in developing priorities, work plans and resource
      requirements. The Uganda national work plan can be accessed on the
      VITAA intranet at www.cipotato.org/vitaa/xxxx. Total resource requirements
      for Uganda over five years were estimated at $1.3 million.

      South Africa: Sonia Ventner reported that 81 people participated in the
      South Africa national planning workshop from a broad range of institutions.
      She noted particularly strong support for VITAA at the provincial level and
      that considerable interest had been expressed by NGOs and universities.
      She affirmed the notion that children will readily accept, and may even
      prefer moister, sweeter varieties. She stated that convincing mothers to
      purchase moister varieties is an important challenge in South Africa. South
      Africa, she added, has started to identify processed products that use OFSPs,
      but will need assistance from other VITAA partner with expertise in
      postharvest utilization. The South Africa national work plan can be accessed
      at www.cipotato.org/vitaa/xxxx.

      Kenya: Edward Karuri reported that Kenya has developed an operating
      structure for VITAA that includes a national secretariat and committees for
      the western and eastern regions of the country, with operating committees
      working at the provincial and local levels. Participants include the national
      agricultural research institute (KARI), universities, NGOs, and the Ministry of
      Agriculture. He noted that two country-level workshops were held in 2001-
      2002 to develop a national logframe. Vitamin A deficiency, he said, is
      ranked as a high priority by the Kenyan government and that there is
      considerable interest from the private sector in using OFSP flour in weaning
      foods and commercial food products. Work is moving forward especially in
      the western part of the country where VAD is widespread. An estimated
      $3.5 million will be needed to implement the Kenyan national work plan, a
      copy of which can be accessed at www.cipotato.org/vitaa/xxxx.

      Ethiopia:
Bogalech Alemu, VITAA Steering Committee Member from Ethiopia reported
on the organizing workshops recently held in Ethiopia. Participants included
public and private agencies in agriculture, health and nutrition. She noted
that two regions in the country (southern and Romea) are sweetpotato
consuming areas and are the focal points for the VITAA-Ethiopia program.
Two acceptable varieties, she said, have been identified and more are
entering the research pipeline. Sweetpotato is being promoted in Northern
Ethiopia as a drought-resistant crop, although it is currently used more as a
side dish than as a staple food. Women are key targets for project, she
reported, especially women farmers who can benefit from production
technology, dietary diversification, and income generation. Budget
requirements to implement Ethiopia’s work plan total $923,000. A copy of
the plan can be accessed at www.cipotato.org/vitaa/xxxx.

Tanzania:

Gabriel Ndunguru reported on Tanzania’s planning meetings for the Eastern-
Central and Lake zones of the country. Participants included UNICEF, CARE,
FAO, CRS, AFRICARE, Winrock International, in addition to numerous national
institutions and university faculties. He also reported on plans for an efficacy
study tentatively planned for 2003. He stated that CIP sweetpotato varieties
had been evaluated during the year at different locations. Participating
institutions in VITAA-Tanzania include government ministries, local NGOs,
SARRNET, CIP and IITA. He also reported that work had commenced on
varietal evaluation and the development of food products using OFSPs.
Resource requirements for implementation of the Tanzanian-VITAA work plan
totaled an estimated $xxxxxxxxxxx. The Tanzanian national work plan can
be accessed at www.cipotato.org/vitaa/xxxx.

Ghana

Gabriel Sosi reported on Vitamin A and other micronutrient deficiencies in
Ghana. Sixty-five percent of children in Ghana are reported to be Vitamin A
deficient. The range of intervention and education programs currently
underway were listed. He noted that Ghana is extremely interested in food
based approaches. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato are currently being
targeted in Ghana n the northern savanna zone of the country and will be
evaluated with pilot farmers to promote theiradoption at the community
level. A copy of his presentation is available at www.cipotato.org/vitaaxxx.

Mozambique

Maria Andrade reported on Mozambique’s food-based micronutrient
program, which focuses primarily on orange-fleshed sweetpotato and
yellow cassava. The program, she said, had 119 partners, including national
      and international NGOs and wide scale representation within government
      and civil society. She noted the program’s strong linkages to women and
      the priority that the program accords to gender-based interventions. More
      than 120,000 families benefited from the project in 2000. Various promotion
      strategies were discussed, with special emphasis on social marketing
      activities, field days, and information services. Copies of her presentation
      (100 megabytes) are available upon request.

      PRAPACE

      J. Nsumba reported on the PRAPACE potato and sweetpotato network,
      noting the network’s emphasis on sustainability, health, and strengthening of
      national capacities. He noted that work on OFSPs is increasing with 6
      projects currently underway. Excellent progress, he said, had been made in
      developing recipes and commercial products that combine OFSPs, maize,
      soybean, groundnut, and amaranth.

      SARRNET

      Maria Andrade provide a report on SARRNET, a regional research and
      development network involving 14 countries in southern Africa. SARRNET
      focuses on technology transfer, including significant work on sweetpotato
      backstopped by CIP. Focus areas include food security, income generation,
      and import substitution. Key activities involve research to ensure that root
      crop production does not adversely affect soil fertility, multiplication of
      improved planting materials.

      International Potato Center

      Michael Hermann, Project Leader for Postharvest at CIP reported on CIP
      breeding activities for OFSPs for SSA. He noted that 100 cultivars had been
      developed and that approximately 40 would be cleaned of viruses in 2002
      and exported to Sub-Saharan Africa for use by VITAA partners. All have
      significantly higher drymatter than the best check variety and all are
      resistant to virus diseases and root knot nematodes.

South African Efficacy Study

Paul van Jaarsfeld, Medical Research Council of South Africa, reported on the
VITAA efficacy study initiated in March 2002. The objective of the study, which is
financed by the Micronutrient Initiative and USAID, is to determine whether or not a
small daily portion of OFSP can improve the Vitamin A status of school children 7 to
9 years of age. He explained the process of how the study procures its
sweetpotato supply, the process used to gain parent consent, and the scientific
regime used in the study. Fieldwork will be completed in June and final results are
expected to be ready by December 2002 or possibly before. A copy of Dr. van
Jaarsfeld presentation is available at www.cipotato.org/vitaa/xxxxx.

Carotenoid Composition

Delia Rodriguez of the State University of Campinas Brazil reported on the analysis
of food carotenoids with special emphasis on sweetpotato. She noted the
importance of carotenoids to the body’s defense against diseases such as cancer
and degenerative conditions such as blindness among the elderly. She noted that
carotenoid composition varies among cultivars and is affected by the production
environment in which the crop is grown, its level of maturity, and postharvest
handling, processing and storage. Factors affecting bioavailability include the
amount ingested, carotenoid structure, particle size, competition among
carotenoids, nutritional and health status of the individual, as well as genetic
factors. She reported that sweetpotato can vary in beta carotene levels from 11
to 266 mg per 100 grams, depending on variety, color, and age of the root. A
copy of her presentation is available at www.cipotato.org/vitaa/xxxxx.

Gender

The gender working group reported back on its discussions, noting that a common
definition was needed that did not focus solely on women but rather giving both
men and women, boys and girls provide equal opportunity to benefit from the
project. The logframe was affirmed as the entry point for each country to
incorporate gender into its activities. The importance of developing gender-
related information in data base form was confirmed. Charloote and Mrs. Ethiopia
were assigned the task of reviewing the logframe from the viewpoint of gender
and circulate a memo via email for review of the Steering Committee. Gender
contacts: Ethiopia- Mrs. Bogalech; Kenya - Edward Karuri; Winrock; (Sonia Venter
will identify an individual for South Africa; and Uganda – Fina Opia. Mrs. Bogalech
and Charlotte will provide general gender support to the countries and the
project. Deadline July 15, 2002

Governance

Dr. Peter Ewell introduced the subject of governance and the functions of the
VITAA Steering Committee building upon the earlier comments of Dr. Zandstra.
Questions raised about roles and procedures as well as composition of the
Committee. The group expressed the need to receive advanced copies of
meeting documents. It was noted that the Committee will be closely involved in
the selection of the VITAA Coordinator and in the formulation of project budgets.
The Committee will also serve as VITAA ambassadors and assist with fund raising.
The notion of maintaining balance among sectors, i.e. health, nutrition, and
agriculture was reaffirmed.
Comments of the Incoming Steering Committee Chair

Dr. Opio thanked the Steering Committee for placing their faith in her and
reaffirmed the importance and potential of VITAA. She requested that all VITAA
partners work closely together as a network and in their individual countries. She
also urged the national partners to seek out funding opportunities. She expressed
hope that the SC would work actively during the year ahead.

Priorities

All countries: improved varieties and seed systems

       Lead Partners

       1. Population development: CIP, Uganda, South Africa

       2. Seed systems: all partner countries and agencies

       3. Post-harvest processing and product development: Uganda

             Stability and retention: South Africa and Tanzania

       4. Micro-enterprise development and urban enterprises: Uganda linked to
          PRAPACE, FoodNet and SARRNET (plus possibly CIAT)

       5. Health and Nutrition: All partner countries


             Efficacy studies: South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya (beans) and Michigan
             State

             Standard nutrition indicators review (for rapid nutritional appraisal):
             Tanzania

       6. Partnership Development: Steering Committee and CIP

             Agriculture, Nutrition and Gender Project: ICRW

       7. Information and Social Marketing: CIP

       8. Public Education:

             Social Marketing: CIP, Kenya, Mozambique
             Public Awareness: CIP
      9. Monitoring and Impact Assessment: CIP

Closing

Regina thanks the partners for coming and for their transparency. Noted that we
will be working hard to make VITAA a reality that will succeed. Looks forward to
next year when we will be reporting back on concrete achievements with good
funding

Fina Opia, incoming chair, welcomed Mozambique and Ghana to VITAA.
Expressed happiness with meeting and that VITAA is moving in the right direction
and that by next year we will have the funds to move forward. She also thanked
HZ for his remarks and that the SC can steer the initiative to make real change in
SSA VAD. She urged the partners to live up to their commitments and to meet their
agreed upon deadlines. She expressed her thanks also to Delia for her
comprehensive presentation, which answered many important questions.


Decisions, Conclusions, and Recommendations


The following is a list of key decisions, conclusions, and recommendations
endorsed by the VITAA Steering Committee:

1. The establishment of a VITAA Intranet site containing technical documents and
   reference materials relevant to VITAA partners was endorsed. Responsible
   agency: CIP.

2. Participants agreed to supply the VITAA coordinator with the estimated of
   potential number of people who will benefit from VITAA’s investment by country
   over the next five years. Beneficiaries should be broken down as much as
   possible into categories such as children, farmers, and urban consumers. The
   statements should also make reference to the number of people who receive
   supplements in a country, those who benefit from fortification programs and
   that segment of the population that is unserved by these types of interventions.
   Responsible agencies: all country partners. Deadline: June 15, 2002

3. It was decided to produce terms of reference for the Steering Committee:
   Responsible agency: CIP

4. The Steering Committee electing Dr. Fina Opio as Chairperson for 2002.

5. It was observed that coordination at the country and regional level be given
   top priority.
6. All coordinators were urged to conduct follow-up meetings at the country level.

7. Coordinators were urged to raise funds for VITAA at the country level and to
   seek out funding through regional offices of international donors such as IDRC
   and Rockefeller.

8. Tanzania and NRI agreed to take a leadership role in standardized methods for
   sensory evaluation of processed products (it was noted that there will be a
   major course on sensory evaluation in South Africa in 2002; in addition the
   partners were urged to take advantage of linkages to China through CIP on
   technology transfer of traditional sweetpotato technologies.

   South Africa, Tanzania working with Jan Low will take the lead in reviewing
   standard nutrition indicators to be used across VITAA (for rapid nutritional
   appraisal).

   Ghana and Mozambique admitted to VITAA; deadline July 15, 2002

   Next SC Meeting May 2003 in Kampala plus field trip (three days total)

   OPEC money to be targeted at Dapeng grant
   Letter of support. Deadline July 1


ES to produce report on funding and availability of funds.
ES to produce training proposal
ES to circularte an email on potential beneficiaries (see above).

All partners were asked to produce support letters.

Ex Ante Assessment to be featured in abstract for Intl Vitamin A Cons. Group
Penny will followup on seeking spot on general
SA paper on getting MRC and ARC working together (presented last year)
Mozambique and Ghana agreed to hold stakeholders meeting and develop a
national work plan based on the VITAA logframe. Send guidelines from Lima
(Michael Hermann)
Mozambique to produce abstract independently
Issues Requiring Follow-Up

The following issues were listed for discussion, but were not addressed:

1.   Division of labor among partner countries

2.   Case studies/replication

3.   Plant Breeding

4.   Quality Assurance on product development

5.   Links with other micronutrient programs

6.   Standardized data collection

7.   Michigan State Project

8.   Are baselines adequate

9.   Incentives to Adopt

10. Nutrition education; market opportunities, demand creation

11. Mozambique experience, importance of other characteristics

12. Add value to broader breeding programs

13. Link partners with dollars

14. Training distance learning

15. Regional coordinators

16. Critical human resources

17. Are we committed to gender as a ket issue

18. Governance/coordination

19. Independent monitoring

20. Hire consultants for market opportunities

21. Private-public sector partnerships
Appendix 2

                                         The VITAA Partnership

                                           VITAA SC meeting
                                           Nairobi, May 2002

                                          Dr. Hubert Zandstra
                                            Director General
                                   International Potato Center -- CIP


Welcome the participants

On behalf of the International Potato Center, I welcome all of you to this VITAA Steering Committee
meeting.

I am very pleased to be with you in this important meeting. Today’s meeting reflects a strong
commitment if all pressure in solving the problem of vitamin A deficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In fact, I was in Nairobi and Kampala as recent as last week and can attest to the excitement
about VITAA in the region among development leaders in Health and Agriculture, Scientists, NGOs
and villages that produce sweetpotato.

Let me share with you the recent changes in the CGIAR donors group and its Future Harvest
Centers:

The Group and Centers want to gain efficiency and relevance of their programs. They have
decided to put much of their energies into Challenge Programs that address major global issues
affecting directly the lively hood of the poor and powerless.

These challenge programs will combine capacities of many Future Harvest Centers. Advanced
research Institutions, NGOs and NARs to find and implement solutions to these key problems.


How VITAA contributes to the CG Challenge Program

A CGIAR Challenge Program (CP) is a time-bound, independently governed program of
high impact research, that targets the CGIAR goals in relation to complex issues of overwhelming
global and/or regional significance (and with global impact), and requires partnerships among a
wide range of institutions for its success.

One of the overwhelming issues of global significance is the malnutrition. Billions of people in
developing countries suffer from an insidious form of hunger known as micronutrient malnutrition,
which stems from diets primarily based on staple foods that are deficient in essential micronutrients
such as vitamins, zinc and iron. Severe micronutrient malnutrition damages cognitive
development, lowers disease resistance in children and reduces the likelihood that mothers survive
childbirth. The costs of these deficiencies in terms of lives lost, low productivity and poor quality of
life are staggering.

This is why the Biofortification program was selected by the CGIAR as one of the first three
challenge programs. It covers a wide range of crops and micronutrients and captures the energies
of more than 6 Future Harvest Centers and an equal member of advanced research institutions
from all over the world. The Interim Science Council (iSC) endorsed the proposal and made
suggestion for further revision. Sweetpotato was selected as the tier 1 crop. Sweetpotato is one of
the few crops, which has pilot products ready to be deployed in the Biofortification program.
Therefore, VITAA is one step ahead in the process. VITAA’s experience is extremely important for
other crops included in the CG-CP.


I would also like to take this opportunity to address the importance of partnership.

      Participatory approach is the most efficient way in problem identification, research
       planning and implementation. This is why you all are here in the workshop. I strongly believe
       that your full participation in the development of a regional strategy is the only way to fine-
       tune the collaborative arrangements between CIP and NARS, NGOs, CBOs, private sector
       and development institutions.

      Varietal replacement alone cannot solve the malnutrition problem. The VITAA partnership
       (Vitamin A for Africa) aims at bringing together multiple partners in agriculture, health, and
       nutrition to promote the adoption of OFSP as an entry point for food-based strategies to
       reduce Vitamin A deficiency, and by focusing on adding value to improve household
       income, through the processing and marketing of high-quality food products in which
       sweetpotatoes are a major ingredient. The project will not neglect other uses for which
       sweetpotato production is expanding.

      Because biofortification is a new strategy, definitive studies of the impact of this approach
       must be supported by the efficacy and effectiveness trials. The contributions of nutrition,
       public health, and social science disciplines are critical in identify breeding goal, deploy
       strategy, and ensure effective adoption and utilization of technologies. For example, from
       nutrition and public health experts we learned that Vitamin A often works as promoter of
       iron/zinc bioavailability. In a population deficient in both provitamin A, iron and zinc (which
       often is the case in the real world), working on VA and iron/zinc concurrently is more
       effective than if applied alone (cost-effectiveness of interventions combined may be
       greater than of sum of single interventions).

      Biofortification based on a single crop has always its limitation. Seasonality is one example.
       Therefore, working with other crops in a given food system is essential to achieve maximum
       benefit. In CIP’s recently submitted TARGET proposal to USAID, we emphasized the
       collaborative approach among CG centers (with CIAT’s bean project and IITA’s yellow
       cassava). We encourage more of such interactions in the future.


The issue of project governance and the importance of VITAA steering committee

The main role of steering committee is not only in the development of the regional strategy of this
project. More importantly, it is essential to ensure a transparent participatory governance of the
project.

I encourage you therefore to discuss and determine the ways you will use to arrive at priorities, to
arrive at assignments and to share information and experiences. The role of the Steering
Committee is crucial. In addition, you may want to explore linkages between the VITAA Steering
Committee and the governance body of the Biofortification Challenge Program.
Acknowledgements

I would like to thank all of you for coming this meeting.

   Donors who support VITAA and makes this meeting a reality. Among them are Micronutrients
    Initiative, USAID, OPEC.
   Thanks to CIP-Nairobi, Peter Ewell and his colleagues whose efforts have made this meeting
    possible.

I would love to be with you and participate in this exciting and highly significant workshop, and I
wish you all a productive meeting.
                 THE VITAA STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING 2002
                                       Nairobi, Kenya
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                                        Participants List


1.                                                 4.
Andrade, Maria                                     Ewell, Peter T.
IITA/SARRNET                                       Regional Representative, SSA
C.P. 2100                                          International Potato Center (CIP)
Av. FPLM 2698                                      P.O. Box 25171
Mavalane, Maputo                                   Nairobi 00603
Mozambique                                         Kenya
Tel: 258 1 460097/ 461610                          Tel: 254 2 630743 Ext: 4933
Fax: 258 1 460074                                  Direct from USA: 1-650-833-6660, Ext. 4933
Email: sarrnetmoz@teledata.mz                      Fax: 254 2 630005/ 631499
                                                   E-mail: p.ewell@cgiar.org


2.                                                 5.
Alemu, Bogalech                                    Gani, Amanda
Head of the Women’s Affairs Department             Nutritionist
Member of the National Micro Nutrient Task         Ministry of Health, Nutrition Division
Force                                              P.O. Box 264
Ministry of Agriculture                            Maputo,
P.O. Box 21276                                     Mozambique
Ethiopia                                           Tel: +258 (1) 421738
Tel: 251-1-514240                                  Fax: +258 (1) 421738
Fax: 251 1 512984                                  Email: armandagani@hotmail.com
E- mail: sebawit@telecom.net.et


3.                                                 6.
Best, Rupert                                       Hermann, Michael
Manager, Rural Agroenterprise Development          International Potato Center (CIP) - Peru
Project                                            P.O. Box 1558,
International Center for Tropical Agriculture      Lima 12
(CIAT)                                             Peru
Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute            Tel: 51-1-3496017 Ext. 3054
P.O. Box 6247, Kampala, Uganda                     Fax: 51 1 3175326
E.mail: r.best@cgiar.org                           E- mail: m.hermann@cgiar.org
Tel: 256-41 567670
Fax: 256-41 567635
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7.                                                 10.
Karuri, Edward                                     Nestel, Penny
Chairman, Food Technology & Nutrition              MGL/ USAID
University of Nairobi                              2933 Faulkner Place
P.O. Box 29053                                     Kensington MD 20895
Nairobi                                            U.S.A.
Kenya                                              Tel: 301 946 1692
Tel: 254 02 630172/ 631326                         Fax:
Fax: 254 02 631326                                 E- mail: pnestel@comcast.net
E- mail: dftn@africaonline.co.ke


8.                                                 11.
Kapinga , Regina                                   Nsumba , James
Sweetpotato Regional Breeeder- SSA                 Program Assistant
International Potato Center ( CIP)                 PRAPACE
Plot 106, Katalima Road, Naguru                    P.O. Box 22274
P.O.Box 22274                                      Kampala
Kampala,                                           Uganda
Uganda                                             Tel: 256 41 286209
Tel: 256-41-287571/ 286209                         Fax:
Mobile: 256-77-563217                              E-mail: prapace@infocom.co.ug
Fax: 256-41-286947
Email: r.kapinga@cgiar.org or
        r.kapinga@infocom.co.ug


9.                                                 12.
Ndunguru , Gabriel                                 Opio, Fina (VITAA SC Chairman)
Tanzania Food Nutrition Centre (TFNC)              National Agricultural Research
Ocean Road No. 22                                  Organization(NARO)- NAARI
P. O. Box 977                                      P.O. Box 7084
Dar-es-Salaam,                                     Kampala
Tanzania                                           Uganda
Tel: +255 51 29621/ 29623                          Tel: +256 77 423907
Fax: +255 (-51) -28951                             Fax:
E-mail: gtndunguru@hotmail.com or                  E- mail: naari@afsat.com
        ndunguru@fricaonline.co.tz


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13.                                                16.
Remington , Tom                                    Sulzberger, Edward
Regional Coordinator, Agriculture and the          Consultant
Environment                                        International Potato Center (CIP)
Catholic Relief Services East Africa (CRS)         4012 Pirates BCH
P.O. Box 41679                                     Galvenston TX 77554
Nairobi                                            U.S.A.
Kenya                                              Tel: 1 409 737 1388
Tel: 254 02 741355                                 Fax: 1 409 737 1388
Fax: 254 02 741356                                 E-mail: e.sulzberger@houston.rr.com
E- mail: tremington@crsearo.org


14.                                                17.
 Amaya, Delia Rodriguez                            Tomlins , Keith
Universidade Estadual de Campinas                  Principal Scientist
Departamento de Ciencia de Alimentos               Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos               University of Greenwich
C. P. 6121, 13083-970 Campinas, S P                Central Avenue
Brazil                                             Chatham Maritime
Tel: +55 19 37884013                               Kent, ME4 4TB,
Fax: 55 19 3289 2406                               U.K.
E-mail: delia@fea.unicamp.br                       Tel: 44 1634 883460
                                                   Fax: 44 1634 880066
                                                   E-mail: k.i.tomlins@gre.ac.uk

15.
Sosi , Samuel                                      18.
Regional Nutrition Officer                         Van Jaarsveld , Paul
M. O. H.                                           Senior Scientist
P.O. Box 63                                        Nutrition Intervention Research Programme
Cape Coast                                         Medical Research Council (MRC)
Ghana                                              P.O. Box 19070,
Tel: 233 42 32281 - 2                              Tygerberg 7505
Fax: 233-21-770492                                 South Africa
E-mail: samsosi@yahoo.com                          Tel: 27 (0)21 938 0261
                                                   Fax: 27 (0)21 938 0321
                                                   Mobile: 27 (0)82 923 4482
                                                   E-mail:
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19.                                                22
Venter Sonja                                       Patrick Maundu
Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Programme            IPGRI
Agricultural Research Council (ARC)                c/o ICRAF
Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute           P.O. Box 30677
(ARC – Roodeplaat)                                 Nairobi
Private Bag X293                                   Kenya
Pretoria 0001,                                     Tel: +254 2 2524500
South Africa                                       Fax: +254 2 2524501
Tel: 27 12 8419610/ 825663872                      Email: p.maundu@cgiar.org
Fax: 27 12 8081811
Email: sonja@vopi.agric.za


20.
Johnson -Welch , Charlotte
International Center for Research on Women
(ICRW)
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washingtom, D.C. 20036
U.S.A.
Tel: 202-7970007
Fax: 202-7970020
E- mail: charlotte@icrw.org


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Wesley , Annie S.
Senior Program Specialist
The Micronutrient Initiative (M.I.)
P.O. Box 8500, 250 Albert St. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1G 3H9
Canada
Tel: 613 782 6822
Fax:
E- mail: awesley@micronutrient.org



May 2002
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