AFROFOODS is a network of African countries with their national organisations and experts for food composition data. The aim is to support and harmonise national collection and management of food composition data. AFROFOODS was established in September 1994 in Ghana and is part of the International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS).
AFROFOODS plays a networking role to coordinate activities in the sub-regions and countries. It also communicates through INFOODS to UN agencies.
We collaborate with national, subregional and international organisations in projects working on food composition issues.
We provide trainings and courses as well as educational and scientific publications, posters and presentations to build capacity in food composition within Africa.
OBJECTIVES OF AFROFOODS
Establish and support national and regional food composition centers and regional steering committees.
Work with countries to improve the quality and availability of food composition data in their countries.
Organise trainings on food composition to improve the national capacities of the different countries.
Assist countries to raise their profile on food composition and biodiversity so that government will support and fund these activities as part of their regular programme activities.
Participate, support and network with local, and international organisations, agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who have projects and programmes that would improve food and nutrition security and promote health.