Programmes


Programmes in GAIN have three goals:

Impact

Impact

GAIN programmes aim to measurably improve the quality of the diets of those most vulnerable to malnutrition, increasing the consumption of safe and nutritious foods and decreasing the consumption of harmful foods for example, EatSafe.

Sustainability

Sustainability

We strive to achieve a legacy of lasting nutritional improvements through programming that is economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. Developing and supporting business models that are sustainably implemented. Connecting and collaborating with governments.

Scale

Scale

We work closely with host countries governments and like-minded partners and continually seek to share our learnings, and to incorporate improvements in view of maximising our impact at scale. Malnutrition affects billions, our responses need to have the ambition to change this.

For the past 20 years GAIN programmes have delivered impact locally and inspired policy for national and global action. Our programmatic activity directly benefits over one billion people around the world and forms the basis for the policy actions we advocate with partners. The focus of all of our programmes is on transforming food systems so that they deliver better diets for everyone - particularly for those most at risk of malnutrition because they have poor quality diets.

We respond holistically to the needs and opportunities of different regions, taking into account building capacity within communities and creating sustainable change. We try to work diligently and support bold, informed, quick decision-making. We work in partnerships at local, national, regional and global levels–we trust, empower, and believe in others. To solve malnutrition and improve diets requires engaging with and building alliances between governments, civil society, producers, academia, and the private sector.

We strive for excellence and always aim to be accountable in what we do.

A female farmer sorting her tomato plantation

Our programmes are organised into clusters thematically. These four clusters can be viewed below:

Programmes cluster 1

Food Fortification

Cross-cutting focuses


Gender
Gender ?

Environment
Environment ?

Inclusion of the very poor
Inclusion of the very poor ?

What Programmes are under this cluster?


Programmes cluster 3

Drivers of Food System Change

What is the theme of this cluster?


This cluster addresses some of the big issues facing food systems around the world. It aims to contribute to reshaping how we produce and consume foods in a way that is better for people and better for the planet.

Nature - Positive Actions for Healthy Diets
Nature - Positive Actions for Healthy Diets ?

Inclusive and equitable food systems
Inclusive and equitable food systems ?

Shaping Markets for healthy, sustainable diets
Shaping Markets for healthy, sustainable diets ?

Cross-cutting focuses


N.B. The “Drivers of Food System Changes” cluster was specifically established to develop and implement responses to social and contextual changes, including gender, environmental issues and reaching the poorest in society, technology, social norms, etc.

What Programmes are under this cluster?


Programmes cluster 4

Policy & Governance

Cross-cutting focuses


Gender
Gender ?

Environment
Environment ?

Inclusion of the very poor
Inclusion of the very poor ?

What Programmes are under this cluster?