Henok Kurabachew Mulat, associate professor of plant pathology and director of the School of Nutrition, Food Science, and Technology at Hawassa University, promotes multidisciplinary academic and research programs to improve nutrition in Ethiopia. He is working with UW-Madison on an orange-fleshed sweet potato nutrition and health project in collaboration with the International Potato Center. He is also interested in the impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity and nutrition in his country.
He visited UW-Madison in August to expand collaboration between the universities, create new partnerships to improve nutrition and health for small farmers and rural communities, and improve agriculture-nutrition-health programs in both countries. The Global Health Institute hosted an event titled “Agriculture 4 Health: Impacts of agricultural development on human health and nutrition in Ethiopia where Henok Mulat discussed his work with sweet potatoes and nutrition in Ethiopia. You can watch his lecture here.