Food Security and Nutrition Network

Utilizing Soybeans for Nutrition and Income in Afghanistan

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Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Save the Children, 899 N. Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC & Online

The TOPS Program hosted Nutrition & Education International (NEI) President and CEO, Dr. Steven Kwon, and Director of Programs and Operations, Sonia Kwon, to learn about their nutrition-sensitive approach to value chain development, their successes and challenges, and opportunities going forward. NEI has been active in Afghanistan for the past 13 years, working all along the soybean value chain, including with seed producers, farmers, processors, and wholesalers. Additionally, through NEI's soybean cultivation, home poultry business development, and youth club programs, women and girls are empowered to contribute to the health and economy of their families and communities while developing skills that can benefit them in their own lives.

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