GAIN blogger series: Out of Africa with Caspar van Vark

Throughout March we will have a series of blogs from our roving travel writer Caspar van Vark. Caspar will be visiting Kenya, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Caspar will be sharing his experiences with us, reporting back on how communities on the ground are tackling the complex challenge of malnutrition.

Caspar will be talking to local people, organisations and businesses about the innovative ways in which they are improving nutrition in their communities, investigating how GAIN and its partners are modifying the agriculture value chain to provide the most vulnerable people with nutritious foods, as well as analysing the successes and challenges of large scale food fortification.

Caspar van Vark is a freelance journalist specialising in food security, nutrition and agriculture. Follow Caspar and keep up to speed with his latest updates @GAINalliance #Caspartravels

Caspar’s jounrney:

Blog post one: Nairobi and a day trip to Kisumu

Blog post two: Out of  Nairobi,the dusty road

Blog post three: Growing crops in Isiolo

Blog post four: Abuja, a delayed start

Blog post five: Food fortification, it’s a slow burner in Nigeria 

Blog post six: Biofortification and business formalities in Nigeria

Blog post seven: Cancelled flights and cultural realities in Mozambique 

Blog post eight: Innovations to improve nutrition in Mozambique

Blog post nine: Off-grid in Mozambique

Blog post ten: Ramping up nutritious efforts in Maputo

Blog post eleven: The food is good and the salt is iodised in Ethiopia

Blog post twelve: The difficulties of introducing iodised salt out in Ethiopia

Other content from Caspar across the GAIN website:

Access to vegetables is a real problem in Tanzania 

Food Fortfication in Kenya: How the new food fortification logo means serious business

Local entrepreneur making milk more accessible to people in Mozambique

Q&A with Paul Orhii, Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration, Nigeria talking food safety and standards.

Boosting Nutrition: A talk with Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Can word of mouth drive food fortification?

Getting locals to eat more vege in Mozambique 


Published 4 March 2014

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