The general objective of the Federation is to promote the advancement of nutrition science and the interest of professional nutritionists in Africa in a way, which does not detract the autonomy of any of the member societies.

Specific activities of the Federation are:

·         To encourage and promote closer contact and interaction between nutritional societies within the African continent

·         To encourage and support the holding of conferences and workshops that will allow nutritionists to exchange experiences with their peers and with colleagues from within Africa and from other continents.

·         To encourage and support training programmes and educational courses that will improve the quality of nutrition research, teaching and service delivery, in Africa.

·         Such other activities as are commensurate with promoting nutrition among scientists in Africa and with explaining the role of African nutritionists to the society in general.

·         To re-conceptualise the role of nutrition profession in Africa in the changing global economy.

·         To encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists in Africa.

·         To encourage and promote dissemination of information in nutrition sciences through modern information technology (ICT)


Scope of the Congress

The conference provides a forum for nutrition and health scientists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, development partners, and other stakeholders in the nutrition, health, agriculture and food sectors to present their latest research findings. Also, the conference will act as an avenue to dialogue how to enhance better nutrition and health among Africans to serve as the foundation for sustainable human, social, and economic development.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts submission is open up to 31st March 2019. The call of abstracts will be sent before end of 2018.  However, all abstracts relevant to the Congress theme or sub-themes should be written in English and not exceed 300 words. Authors should indicate which symposia there abstract pertains to. The presenting author should be underlined and contact information noted. Each abstract should contain a short introduction; purpose of the study/program; methods/approach used; summary of results; and major conclusions/ recommendations. Send your abstracts to Dr Ella Compaore CCed Dr Christine Mukantwali

Themes and symposia

In addition to plenary presentations, this four day conference will have parallel symposia focused on 11 sub-themes:

·     Malnutrition; forms, trends, causalities, innovations and cost.

·     Commitments, policies and strategies to eliminate malnutrition

·     Multi-sectoral coordination of nutrition initiatives

·     Sustainable financing of Nutrition

·     Human Capital Development and Education

·     Nutrition and NCDs

·     Isotopes in nutrition research

·     Advocacy, communication and mobilization

·     Data generation and Knowledge systems

·     Nutrition policies, politics, and nutrition governance in Africa

·     Nutrition and health implication of the current food system in Africa

Exploring the Potential of African foods in Nutrition and disease