Putting the spotlight on urban nutrition and food systems at Davos 2017
On 17 to 20 January 2017, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will bring together
Innovative partnership tackling malnutrition in Tanzania
In Tanzania, approximately 35% of children under the age of five are chronically malnourished. One of the primary causes is their monotonous diet which does not provide the necessary nutrients to live healthy lives.
January webinars: Marketing nutritious foods to the poorest communities
In January, GAIN joins the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business and Hystra in hosting a series of webinars on getting nutritious products into the homes and onto the plates of the poorest communities.
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How business can help end hidden hunger through an off-the-shelf solution
Market dysfunction is a feature of current food systems, leading to widespread malnutrition. The good news is that because food is almost entirely delivered by markets, there is a tool readily available. Greg S. Garrett, GAIN’s Director of Large Scale Food Fortification writes.
Knowing your consumer – the essential ingredient for marketing nutrition
While numerous companies, large and small, have achieved market success with people with the lowest incomes, many more have failed. There are different factors which contribute to the lack of success in this market, but one that comes up time and time again is: not sufficiently understanding this unique consumer group, says the Sun Business Network’s Hannah Theobold.
Why do we need to go beyond awareness raising for healthy diets?
Globally, consumers are becoming more conscious of their health: more people take action to stay fit, choose to eat healthy foods and may take vitamin pills as a preventive measure. However, lack of awareness about the relationship between the food consumed and our health remains a big challenge, especially in developing countries. Marti van Liere, GAIN’s Director of Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition writes.
AIMing to end malnutrition: a business approach to better nutrition for the poorest
Doesn’t it seem contradictory when smallholder farmers and workers that produce cash crops are malnourished? Or when the poorest people only have access to nutritious vegetables during half the year? Herbert Smorenberg, Senior Manager in GAIN’s Netherlands office asks.