Alive & Thrive (A&T) investments in Ethiopia transform previously successful direct implementation efforts that achieved improvements in optimum breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices into an approach that strengthens systems and builds capacity to deliver and monitor quality maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN). In unity with the Government of Ethiopia and other partners, the A&T initiative strives to advocate for favorable MIYCN policies, collect and utilize data to build the evidence base, improve adolescent nutrition, and incorporate nutrition-sensitive activities into the agriculture and livestock sectors.
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Dr. Mulugeta holds both a PhD and master’s degree in Food Science. Prior to joining A&T, he worked as a food, nutrition and postharvest researcher for the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). He was part of an award-winning team for common bean technology generation and promotion as well as best maize technology development and dissemination. Mulugeta serves as A&T’s Senior Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Advisor, and works within the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.