The GAIN US office manages key relationships with donors and partners in the United States. Our Knowledge Leadership team covers GAIN’s research and learning priorities in different areas, such as better diets, food fortification and support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets. Staff members of the Supply Chains for Nutritious Food team lead GAIN’s work on food system innovations and the Commercialisation of biofortified crops partnership with HarvestPlus. In addition, the team manages two global programmes: Marketplace for Nutritious Foods and Reducing Postharvest Loss, which partners with the US based Global Cold Chain Alliance.
The GAIN office in Washington also leads GAIN’s advocacy work for Large-Scale Food Fortification and manages relationships with a range of important US partners, such as the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Bank. It also collaborates with many academic partners from leading universities in the United States.
In 2019, new priorities have been identified for the GAIN US office: growing partnerships for programmes focused on food safety, innovative finance, entrepreneurship and technical assistance for SMEs. In addition, the GAIN US office is seeking new opportunities to partner with US food companies to support work across Africa and Asia.