In 2019, in an effort to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its programming, GAIN’s Workforce Nutrition Programme (WFN) shifted away from the traditional project development and evaluation cycle towards a nimbler "Quality Improvement" (QI) approach.
This paper, published in Advances in Nutrition & Food Science, explores the moisture adsorption behavior of dried tomato slices purchased from a food market in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
The burden of malnutrition in Mozambique is marked by high rates of child stunting (38%) and micronutrient deficiencies among women of reproductive age as well as an increasing prevalence of overweight among adult men and women (18% and 34% respectively). There is a continued need to engage all actors and options to address the malnutrition burden the world faces.
Uganda is a low-income country in which 41% of the population lives below the poverty line, and where about 82% of the population cannot afford a healthy diet. There is a continued need to engage all actors and options to address the malnutrition burden the world faces.
Workforce nutrition is an opportunity to deliver proven benefits for employers, workers, and communities. A definition and framework for workforce nutrition can be found here.
In Nigeria, packaging of fresh fruits and vegetables especially tomatoes is mostly done using traditional woven baskets from palm fronds. This study assessed the potential impact of replacing these woven baskets with plastic crates.
Perspectives on food safety by stakeholders in Kebbi State, Nigeria were obtained through a stakeholder mapping exercise.
Micronutrient deficiencies (also known as hidden hunger) are a significant public health problem globally. Pre-pandemic estimates found 1 in 2 children and 2 in 3 women suffering from a micronutrient deficiency. Levels of deficiency are likely to be even higher today given the protracted global food crisis arising from the COVID pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
This paper discusses the critical importance of expanding 'food systems infrastructure' as a necessary pre-condition for improving access to healthy and sustainable diets in low- and middle-income countries. It proposes a tractable definition of food systems infrastructure, highlights deficits that have yet to be addressed, and lays out a generic way forward to accelerate infrastructure accumulation.
The review demonstrates that designing policies to holistically address underlying drivers of inequity would require data disaggregated at the level of relevant social groups, with adequate geographic granularity, as well as qualitative data from the perspectives of affected people spanning food environments, socioeconomic information, and the food security, nutrition, and health issues that policies target.