On the 9th May 2002, GAIN was founded with the aim of tackling human suffering caused by malnutrition.
Over the past 20 years, we have been working with governments, businesses and civil society to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious foods for all people, especially the most vulnerable.
"GAIN was created with a laser focus on tackling malnutrition through fortifying staple foods. Twenty years on, we retain the focus on nutritious foods as our contribution to ending malnutrition, but we have expanded the scope of our work in two ways. First we focus on a much wider range of nutritious foods: vegetables, fruits, pulses, eggs, nuts, dairy, fish and other animal sourced foods. All are important to healthy diets in various contexts. Second, we focus on the full range of joined up food system interventions: in food growing, storage and transport, processing, marketing, advertising and preparation.
We aim to make nutritious and safe foods accessible to everyone, especially the most vulnerable, to help end hunger and attain healthy diets for all, in ways that are good for the environment. Partnerships are fundamental to our work. We work with -and connect- governments, development agencies, businesses (small medium and large), civil society, and consumers – everyone who has a part to play in making safe and nutritious foods easier to get, more affordable, and preferred over unhealthier foods.
Please join us" - Our Executive Director Lawrence Haddad
View our journey so far and we look forward to celebrating the next 20 years and beyond!