The food and nutrition situation among populations in sub-Saharan Africa remains of concern and is aggravated by the dual action of demographic growth and degradation of the ecological bases of food production. To deal with this situation, it is increasingly being recommended that food and nutrition considerations be integrated into all sustain-able development programs. Training in nutrition and food science for the different participants contributing directly or indirectly to this development represents one certain way of achieving this integration
and, in turn, reducing the effects of malnutrition in Africa. To this end, the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, at the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences at Abomey- Calavi University in Benin, has been running a program of International Training in Nutrition and Food Science (known under its French acronym, FINSA) since
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