The Nutrition Africa Investor Forum will highlight business opportunities in a largely underdeveloped market. From farm to fork, nutrient gaps in diets within low and middle-income markets constitute a largely untapped market worth USD 120bn.
The Pontifical Academy of Sciences – with support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), is convening the “Workshop on Food Safety and Healthy Diets” in Vatican City 12-13 September 2018. The workshop will highlight that all people should have access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods which are essential for sustaining life and human dignity.
Over 200 delegates, including dealmakers, entrepreneurs and investors will meet at the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum (NAIF) on October 16-17 – World Food Day — in Nairobi, Kenya, to explore partnerships, access business finance and enter new markets.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and HarvestPlus announced today a new partnership to bring the benefits of biofortified crops to one billion consumers. The programme will focus on commercializing and expanding the reach and coverage of nutrient-enriched crops.
GAIN’s Executive Director Dr Lawrence Haddad and Dr David Nabarro, of Imperial College London and 4SD, have been awarded the 2018 World Food Prize at a ceremony in Des Moines, USA. “The 2018 laureates’ work significantly improved nutrition for mothers and children in the critical first 1000 days of life”, stated the World Food Prize Foundation.
Micronutrient deficiencies are a leading cause of intellectual disability in children, preventable blindness in children, and maternal death during childbirth. They can limit a person’s ability to learn, earn a living, or live a healthy life. These debilitating consequences damage whole communities, as well as economies.
Catherine Bertini will lead the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) as Chair of its Board for a three year term. “I am thrilled to be joining the Board of GAIN. It is an important and impactful organisation which has made a significant difference in the lives of millions of people” said Ms Bertini.
At GAIN we are passionate about changing the world to abolish the malnutrition that destroys lives, families and undermines communities and nations. In giving his acceptance speech for the 2018 World Food Prize, GAIN Executive Director Lawrence Haddad turned to the personal experiences that shaped commitment its causes and the potential resources to eliminate it.
Too often we stop at “you are the future” and of course that is true, but whether a high school student or an early career professional, these young people are the present. They have tools like social media to mobilise and organise and speak out, they have computer literacy to design apps that can promote accountability and transparency, they have an ability to multitask and they have numbers.
This declaration is based on the presentations and findings of a meeting of global experts on food safety and nutrition convened by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences with support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) held at the Vatican, 12-13 September 2018.