In 2018 GAIN began work in collaboration with the District Fisheries Offices of Indonesia’s Ministry of Maritime Affairs (MMAF) to develop the Indonesia Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (I-PLAN). I-PLAN aimed to improve the domestic supply of fish by reducing post-harvest losses.
EatSafe tests and implements market-based interventions to influence consumer demand for safer foods in Nigeria and Ethiopia.
This report is an appraisal of a methodological approach conceptualized and commissioned by GAIN and designed by Euromonitor to assess the informal dairy market in Ethiopia using formal market approaches. This work was conducted in 2019 with support from Wageningen University under the Agriculture 4 Nutrition and Health Program.
In anticipation of the 2022 AGRF, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have leveraged their existing partnership to produce this report to provide African leaders with cutting-edge data tools that can be employed to describe their nation’s food systems, diagnose the most urgent areas for action, and decide which evidence-based solutions best suit their needs.
The 2022 EatSafe Innovation Challenge, described in this report, encouraged students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to share their ideas on how food system innovations can be adapted and applied in traditional food markets and along value chains to solve food safety issues in Nigeria and Ethiopia.
This paper, published in the journal Appetite, presents an evidence synthesis of ethnographic studies, with an emphasis on food safety beliefs, values, and related socio-cultural information, and a focus on consumers’ purchasing behaviors. Vendor perspectives are also briefly considered.
In a study published in the Journal of Food Protection, EatSafe conducted a rigorous scoping review to assess vendor-facing food safety interventions carried out globally over the past 20 years, and categorized and analyzed them by type of intervention, methods, and outcomes to understand which interventions might be effective in changing vendor's knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) towards food safety.
In an article published in Advances in Nutrition and Food Science, EatSafe conducted a desk review of food safety legislation, regulations, and standards in Nigeria and consulted with food safety stakeholders representing government agencies, NGOs, and food business operators in the Federal Capital Territory, Kebbi, and Nasarawa States.
Using a theory of change or a programme impact pathway to guide design, monitoring, and evaluation efforts is increasingly being used across various nutrition interventions, yet there are few documented examples in biofortification programmes.
Biofortification (or nutrient enrichment) of staple crops has the potential to contribute to reducing micronutrient deficiencies by increasing micronutrient intakes. In 2019, GAIN and HarvestPlus entered a partnership to lead the Commercialisation of Biofortified Crops (CBC) Programme, which aims to catalyse commercial markets for biofortified crops in six countries across Africa and Asia.