On 28th - 29th April, GAIN presented our Biofortification work, and our programme on the Commercialisation of Biofortified Foods at the 7th Annual Nutrition Summit 2022. The objective of the talk was to sensitise the industry on biofortification, updates on policy and environment in India and most importantly, intrigue the private players – SMEs and larger businesses - for adopting biofortified foods as a product offering.
In mid-2020, GAIN developed the Keeping Food Markets Working (KFMW) programme as an emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, providing rapid support to food system workers, to small and medium enterprises supplying nutritious foods and to keeping fresh food markets open.
Use EatSafe's new, interactive Food Price Tool to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted food prices in traditional markets in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
N3F is an impact-first fund which will use a blended finance structure offering three types of shares to attract investors with different appetites for risk. Notably, the fund will have a catalytic tranche that will act as a first loss component, a powerful method of moderating risk and, thus, of catalysing more risk-averse sources of capital.
In Tanzania, GAIN is supporting the implementation of the national mandate for the provision of fortified school meals through the SUN POOLED Fund project.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Nigeria (GAIN), launched the Strengthening Nutrition in Priority Staples (SNIPS) Project in Nigeria The 5-year project will be implemented in four states: Benue, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Oyo, to improve the access and consumption of safe and nutritious foods in Nigeria.
The potential for biofortification to curb hidden hunger can be realised when there is a strong support system for businesses to trade. Key building blocks of the support system include consumers, development partners, the government, and financial institutions.
Historically, workers in the tea industry may not have diets of good nutrition, resulting in high rates of anaemia and hypertension, and even increasing overweight rates. These can result in low morale, reduced concentration and increased fatigue for workers, and cause low productivity and even increased safety issues for a company.
Healthy Diets for Tea Communities is a coalition led by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), with funding from with eight leading tea companies to address poor nutrition in tea supply chains in Assam (India), Kenya, and Malawi.
Here comes the third wave. Like the first COVID-19 wave and the second wave, we cannot know in advance its peak, scale, or duration. I often think that things could have been different if we could have predicted the pandemic’s impact, but we were found to be ill-prepared. If we had relevant information and better disaster preparedness, we might all be living differently by now, I guess.