CARE USA and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding, establishing a global partnership to improve access to affordable healthy diets.
The announcement comes at a time of increasing food insecurity for millions around the world, made worse by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and builds on CARE and GAIN’s collaboration during last year’s UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). At the Summit, GAIN and CARE worked alongside a diverse gathering people and organizations to develop tangible approaches to facilitate national and subnational dialogues to reform the wider global food system. Both organizations are now working together to support governments in the implementation of those national pathways and are leading thematic coalitions for technical support.
Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of GAIN welcomed the signing, adding that, "it was a privilege to work with CARE USA during the UN Food System Summit and our shared values, complementary skills, and commitment to action on the ground promise to make this a highly impactful partnership."
Both organizations share similar values of respect, integrity, humility, action, and impact yet each works at a slightly different stage of development. CARE USA promotes farmer-led development in their work and fights for equitable livelihoods, decent work, living wages, and gender equity for the most vulnerable and furthest to reach. As an organization, GAIN works on improving nutrition, value chains, working with SMEs, and promoting the consumption of healthy foods. Both partners believe that engaging with the private sector is essential for food system transformation to improve nutrition, livelihoods, equity, and resilience.
It was a privilege to work with CARE USA during the UN Food System Summit and our shared values, complementary skills, and commitment to action on the ground promise to make this a highly impactful partnership.
I look forward to building on our partnership to enhance the resilience of millions of people around the world through increased access to nutrition and better food security.