CRSP Co-sponsors Nutrition Conference in DC
he Global Livestock CRSP, with the PD/A CRSP as co-sponsor, hosted an international conference on Animal Source Foods and Nutrition in Developing Countries in Washington, DC on 24-26 June 2002.
Malnutrition is responsible for a large share of preventable mortality, morbidity, blindness, and poor cognitive development among children in developing countries. The cost of even mild to moderate malnutrition is high in terms of human capital and ultimately, economic development of countries and regions. The conference explored and highlighted research being done on the role of animal source foods (ASF).
The main goals of the Conference were to: present what is known about the importance of ASF for the nutrition, function, andeconomicstatus of populations in developing countries;
The PD/A CRSP sponsorship funds will go towards a forthcoming proceedings publication.
To learn more about the conference or the Global Livestock CRSP, visit the website <glcrsp.ucdavis.edu/>.