Poor quality diets for young children after they stop exclusive breastfeeding is a major nutrition challenge in many countries. If the complementary foods provided to young children lack essential proteins, vitamins and minerals, it can hinder growth and development and make them vulnerable to illnesses.
Today is the United Nations International Youth Day, a day that recognises and celebrates the role that young people play in enhancing our global society. Young people have never been more vocal about their expectations of their leaders and the future they want to secure for themselves and the next generation.
In many parts of the world, children and adolescents do not receive the diets they need – in quantity, frequency, and quality – to survive, grow, and develop to their full potential.
FACT provides standardised methods for the collection, analysis, and synthesis of data on quality, coverage, and consumption of fortified foods across countries while allowing for adaptations to meet specific country needs and contexts. Specifically, it provides step-by-step guidance on how to decide, design, and conduct a FACT survey.
Every quarter, GAIN holds some Community of Practice workshops (CoP), which bring together representatives from private sector, government, and academia. These workshops are a key component of the GAIN Marketplace for Nutritious Foods programme in Kenya.
GAIN has been working on food fortification programs within Central Asia for a number of years. In 2013, GAIN launched the USAID-funded Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia Republics Regional Fortification Initiative, which aims to build capacity for food fortification with essential vitamins and minerals in order to improve micronutrient intakes across the region.
Today to mark Women’s Day 2018, we come together to celebrate women and girls, raise awareness of their rights, and to advocate for women empowerment. Moreover, we celebrate the women who are working to fix food systems and to improve nutrition in their communities around the world.
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.
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.