Fonse Vision

To see people of Ethiopia free from nutrition related death and disabilities, attain natural potential and lead abundant life through provision of optimal nutrition

Fonse Mission

To provide leadership and mentorship based on appropriate research, policy formulation, education, and training, consultancy and practice of nutrition through advocacy and dissemination of evidence based information.

Fonse Core Values

The values guide organizational and member behavior. FoNSE embraces values that permeate all aspects of the society’s activities and relationships with others. FoNSE is committed to achieving excellence in the performance of its activities;[ +Read more ]

Welcome to Food and Nutrition Society of Ethiopia


The African Nutrition Society and the Food and Nutrition Society of Ethiopia are organizing the 8th edition of the Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 1-5, 2018.

The 8th Africa Nutrition Conference (ANEC 8) [Third Announcement.  Abstracts Submission Deadline Approaching: ]

The Africa Nutrition Conference (formerly, Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference [ANEC]) is the leading regional nutrition conference in Africa held biennially in various parts of the continent. ANEC provides a forum for nutrition scientists, public health professionals, academics, students and field-based workers in Africa and the rest of the world to meet regularly to share their research findings and best practices and to build capacity to address nutritional challenges in Africa (the Africa Nutrition Agenda).

Additionally, ANEC has sought to build professional networks and partnerships to support nutrition programmes and projects in Africa. In 2008, it became necessary to have an oversight nutrition body with a registered status to oversee the activities of ANEC events. To this end the African Nutrition Society (ANS) was registered as a scientific professional body and initiated as a unified continental nutrition profession of individual members, to provide a continental professional scientific forum, promote training, research and capacity building in nutrition and contribute to workforce development to meet Africa’s nutrition and health policy agenda.

The ANS’ ultimate goal is to provide a home for nutritional scientists and other allied professionals, and contribute to programmes and projects aimed at improving nutrition in Africa and reducing the burden of disease. Through our efforts it is our hope the ANEC events will create a forum that will foster an atmosphere to promote collegiality and bring together individuals across Africa and other parts of the world to work together towards building and promoting the nutrition profession and practice in Africa. In 2018, The Ethiopian Nutrition Society, FONSE, will play host to our 8th ANEC Conference in Addis, Ethiopia, from October 1 – 5th, 2018

Conference Theme: "Multi-stakeholder nutrition actions in Africa: translating evidence into policies, and programmes for impact"

Conference sub-themes:

1. Effective multi-sectoral actions in nutrition: best practices

2. Multi-sectoral actions and biofortification in Africa

3. Joint actions on maternal, infant and young child feeding – nutrition during the 1st 1000 days, and beyond

4. Scaling up Nutrition (SUN): effective actions and best practices

5. Food systems, food safety and value chain: policies, legislations and actions

6. Nutrition-related NCDs, and benchmarking of food environment

7. Partnership for food security, safety and sustainability in Africa

8. Role of food industries, and biofortification in addressing malnutrition in Africa

9. Nutrition policies, politics, and nutrition governance in Africa

10. Double-duty actions for nutrition in Africa Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission is open till June 30 2018. 

You may submit your abstract(s) via the "Submit Abstract" link below
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The Food Science and Nutrition Society of Ethiopia (FoNSE) is a non-profit membership based professional Society established in January 2006 with the aspiration to assist the efforts of Government of Ethiopia to improve the nutritional status of the people. The Society was initiated by concerted effort of the Food Science and Nutrition Research Department of Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI). Currently, FoNSE has over 300 members. It is a legally registered professional society in accordance with the new Charities and Societies Proclamation No. 621/2009 with a major objective of promoting and implementing nutrition programs and to provide guidance consistent with and in support of the purpose of the society as stated in the constitution.

Who could apply for membership

Any professional working in food and nutrition related fields in Ethiopia or those who are interested to contribute in these areas, industries, companies and societies dealing with food and nutrition related activities.
  • Institutional membership is also encouraged.


our Priorities

Strengthening FoNSE by developing a strategic plan to guide its activities and future directions, advocate for Nutrition & Food safety issues
Supporting the implementation of the NNP

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our Strategy

The Food Science and Nutrition Society of Ethiopia aims to address Food Science and Nutrition problems in Ethiopia by realizing its vision, mission, and objectives, through the following key strategies:

  1. Building capacity of the society

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Contact Address

( Inside Ethiopian Public Health Institute )
Tel: 251-11-2756310
Mob: 251-91-2021515/0911136948
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Fax: 251-11-2754744/2757722
P.O.Box: 1242 or 5654, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia