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Multiple dimensions of millets in The Gambia

6:00pm-7:00pm on Wednesday 31 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Nutritional outcomes reflect how people live, not just what they eat. But trying to study this is hard, and requires a lot of teamwork with academics from other disciplines. How do we ensure that the suggestions from research are truly sustainable in multiple dimensions - appealing culturally, as well as affordable, tasty and nutritious? 

 

Come and learn how the MillNETi research team is working with Gambian partners to study the potential benefits of eating more pearl millet, a nutritious dryland grain. Hear how the team have been working both with human study participants and in the lab to understand how millet might help tackle iron deficiency. Consider the issues raised by social sciences and policy colleagues: even if pearl millet is a ‘supergrain’ when it comes to nutrition, what other barriers are there to eating more of it? 

 

These thorny issues will be discussed by a panel of British and Gambian experts:

- Haddy Crookes Lowe, Nutrition Program Officer at the National Nutrition Agency, The Gambia

- Dr Sarah Dalzell, Research Associate at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

- Dr Wuri Jallow, Research Associate at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM

Booking/Registration is: RECOMMENDED

Additional Information

Age: Adults
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Cost: Free
Theme: Health
Image copyright: Joanna Wolstenholme

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