GAIN Briefing Paper Series 3 - Nutrition programmes for workers in commodity value chains

Nutrition programmes within commodity value chains provide a unique opportunity to improve health outcomes for workers, farmers, their households, and communities. They bring benefits to communities, businesses, governments, and markets. In order for these programmes to be viable in the long term, businesses need to be willing to invest, and the business case for doing so must be understood.

GAIN and NewForesight undertook a study to understand the business case for worker nutrition programmes in companies’ value chains, working with Touton and Ferrero in Ghana, Lenny’s Apparels Ltd and garment buyers in Bangladesh, and APPL Plantations and Unilever in India.