1. ACGG Trip Report for Purchase Agreement Drafting with Chick Masters Inc.
  2. ACGG Trip Report for the launch of Agriculture to Nutrition: ATONU project and Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security 27-31 October 2015
  1. Jasmine Bruno (ILRI-ACGG)
  2. Jasmine Bruno (ILRI- ACGG) and Tesfahun Alemayehu (ILRI- ACGG), Solomon Gizaw (ILRI-LIVES), Amare Haileslassie (ILRI- LIVES)
  1. Purchase Agreement Drafting with Chick Masters Inc.
  2. Launch of - Agriculture to Nutrition: “Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions (ATONU)” Project invited and organized by the Food Agriculture Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) 28 October 2015 at the Commonwealth Ballroom, Speke Hotel Munyoyo, Kampala, Uganda
Date Start
26 October 2015
Date End
31 October 2015
Departure City
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Destination City
Kampala, Uganda
Destination Country
  1. To draft a purchase agreement between ILRI and Chick Masters Inc.
  2. To participate the launch of the ATONU project; To share experiences from the two Tanzania projects selected for ATONU(NAFAKA and Sesame) projects
On 27 October 2015 at Chick Masters Inc in Mukono, Uganda
  • Jasmine travelled to Mukono, Uganda to meet with Dr. Kaaya at Chick Masters Inc. headquarters. The meeting clarified the partnership relationship between ILRI and Chick Masters Inc. Jasmine and Dr. Kaaya agreed on the need for a Purchase Agreement and discussed a number of articles to be included in the purchase agreement. Jasmine and Dr. Kaaya discussed the pricing mechanism, clarifying that the eggs should travel on Ethiopia airlines, that all costs upon arrival into the port of entry would be included in the cost of the egg, and that the cost of all biosecurity protocols until the port of entry in the destination country would also be included in the cost per egg. Shipping and packing methods were finalized, and the next steps in section 15 were agreed upon. Dr. Kaaya and ACGG still need to finalize the negotiation of the percent of payment received upfront. This decision is pending.
On 28 October 2015 at the Commonwealth Ballroom, Speke Resort

§ 11:30- 11:50am-Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, FANRPAN introduce the launch of the improving nutrition outcomes through optimized Agricultural investment projects including the objectives and outcomes of the project. Following her introduction, prof. Simbarashe Sibanda presented what agriculture to nutrition (ATONU) project brings and status to date;
§ 11:50 – 12:00am-Shelly Sundberg, from Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has presented about the demand and need for an agriculture to nutrition initiative;
§ 12:00 – 12:15am-Catherine Bertini, from the Chicago Council on global affairs has presented about the issues of healthy food for a healthy world: leveraging agriculture and food to improve global nutrition;
§ 12:15 – 12:25am-Isatou Jallow, Senior nutrition and partnership advisor-Head, food security and nutrition program, NEPAD presented about the need for agriculture and food security initiatives to deliver nutrition outcomes
§ 12:40 – 12:45 am-Introduction of the African champion for nutrition: His majesty King Letsie III, Kingdom of Lesotho by Hon. Argent Chuula, chair, FANRPAN Board
§ 12:45 – 13:00-Endorsement by the African Champion for nutrition by His majesty king Letsie III, kingdom of Lesotho
§ 13:00 Discussion questions and answers and closing by Lindiwe Majele Sibanda;
§ 13:10 – 13:30-ATONU press conference;
§ Ethiopian team photo with Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
29-30October 2015 at the Sheena conference room, Speke Resort
  • The nutrition sensitive intervention design workshop (Framework 3) was held alongside the ATONU reflection meeting and launch from the 29th to the 30th of October. A joint DIMELT (Design, Intervention, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Tools)/POCTA group presented a desk study for the two Tanzania projects: The NAFAKA staples Value chain Activity initiatives hosted by the ACDI/VOCA; and the sesame value chain project hosted by FARM AFRICA.
  • This meeting for the Ethiopian team was for experience sharing regarding the desk study and identification of the possible nutrition sensitive interventions in regards to design and pathways, activities, implementation process, responsibilities and timelines in alignment with the below framework:
  • Moreover, both ACGG and the LIVES project presented the ILRI projects for the team to have a common understanding for the coming workshop and field visits. Tesfahun Alemayehu presented an ACGG project overview.
People Met

1. Dr. Kaaya Harunah, Chick Masters Inc. Owner

2. Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda FANRPAN Chief Executive Officer andHead of Mission

3. Prof. Simbarashe Sibanda Managing Director, ATONU Project

4. Dr Tshilidzi Madzivhandila ATONU Director - Policy and Research

5. Mr Enock Warinda ATONU Project Work Package Manager: Design, Intervention, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Tools

6. Francis Ouruma Alacho- AFRII agriculture , value chain specialist

7. Tenna Shitarek Farm Africa. directors of program

8. Charlotte Block, Technical Director, Nutrition, ACDI/ VOCA

9. Hannah Guedenet, Nutrition Specialist, ASI

10. Julius Okwadi, Uganda Country Director, Vital Signs

Report File Name
Follow-up actions required

Activity (Chick Masters Inc.)
Responsible Person
Draft Purchase Agreement
Finalize Price per Kuroiler Egg
Dr. Kaaya
Nov 6th, 2015
Finalize Purchase Agreement
Nov 15th, 2015
Sign Purchase Agreement
ILRI and Dr. Kaaya
Nov 30th, 2015

Follow-up actions required

Activity (ATONU)
Responsible Person
ACGG to Follow-up with EIAR on Activities
Nov 6th, 2015
ACGG to Follow-up with BMGF on ATONU Activities
Nov 6th, 2015
ATONU to Send Finalized Framework 3
Nov 9th, 2015
ACGG to Complete Framework 3
Tesfahun, Jasmine, Tadelle
Nov 30th, 2015
ACGG field visit
Tesfahun, Ayda, EIAR
Dec 11-13, 2015
Design workshop
Tesfahun, Jasmine, Tadelle, Ayda
Dec 15th-16th, 2015
Intervention Target and Design
Dec 22nd, 2015

Identified funding opportunities
  1. High potential funding opportunity for linking nutrition with the work of ACGG through ATONU. ATONU will come to Addis in December 2015 to identify nutrition opportunities in ACGG. Pilot project proposals will be built-out around the identified gaps.
Identified Human resource opportunities
  1. Chick Master Inc. has the potential to be a high opportunity private sector partner for ACGG. Chick Master will supply Kuroiler to ACGG, and may potentially be a critical link in ACGG’s goal of nurturing public private partnerships in the smallholder poultry value chain.
  2. ATONU consortium members will be completing a desk study for ACGG Ethiopia, and ATONU staff will support the ACGG team in identifying nutrition gaps and intervention areas in ACGG Ethiopia. ATONU staff will collaborate with ILRI staff in pilot design and proposal drafting, and if funded, ATONU will contribute both human resources and financial support to the integration of nutrition work into ACGG.
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