In 2018, two Innovation Accelerator Call for Proposals under the GAIN Marketplace for Nutritious Foods have been launched and distributed in Rwanda. It is noticeable that business owners/poultry producers have skills and knowledge required to succeed in this sector, they strive to address long term financial and nutritional aspects of poultry products for the Rwandan population but there are some challenges that still persist.
Dairy consumption is a much debated topic among nutritionists. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends reducing saturated fats to less than 10 percent of total energy intake and reducing trans-fats to less than 1 percent of total energy intake. A study published this month in the leading medical journal The Lancet casts doubt on the epidemiological evidence base for discouraging dairy consumption.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has announced the winners of the Elevator Pitch Contest, which called for innovative ideas to remove aflatoxins from our food system. Kumwe Harvest and Future Food Now were chosen from six finalists who pitched their ideas to a panel of experts and potential investors at the 19th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) in Mumbai, India.
GAIN is part of the consortium led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) selected by USAID to improve nutrition for women and children in low- and middle-income countries around the globe. The five-year programme will bring together international and local organisations from various sectors and different disciplines to design, implement, and evaluate activities that combat malnutrition.
We at GAIN like to think of ourselves as a learning organisation and I invited our staff to tell us about the standout thing from 2018 that they were reading that had meaning for their work, and to tell us why they chose it. Twenty-five of them responded and here are their contributions. Like our staff the selections embrace diversity. Enjoy, and keep being curious!
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro provided a platform for raising the issues of malnutrition and hunger. Here are some of the highlights.
GAIN’s new Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) addressed the Third All Africa Horticultural Congress (AAHC) at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria. The AAHC brings together actors from a variety of sectors working to improve African horticulture systems to “build synergies and unleash the underexploited potential of horticulture in Africa.”
A new report on the multiple causes of malnutrition in 14 countries will support programs to provide health, nutrition and agricultural messages to millions of people through their cellphones. The Summary report: 14-Country Nutrition Landscape Analyses published by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the GSMA Foundation is a comprehensive mapping of the basic and immediate causes of malnutrition.
This week GAIN is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week by emphasizing the importance of breastfeeding as a pillar for the healthy growth and development of children in their first two years. The theme of this year’s WBW, coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), revolves around the Sustainable Development Goals.
GAIN is taking part in the Effective Altruism (EA) Global Summit at the University of Berkeley. The event brings together students, professors, public and private sector professionals who identify themselves as part of the effective altruism community. Effective Altruism is a global movement/philosophy that uses evidence and reason for determining the most effective ways to improve the world.