Food supply chains are challenged to deliver affordable, safe and nutritious food. GAIN has developed a tool for analysing specific supply chains identify weaknesses or bottlenecks and suggesting potential interventions to improve nutrition along the supply chain, i.e. Supply Chain Analysis for Nutrition (SCAN). Supply chains structure how goods and services move from producers to consumers and are key components of the food system.
Making Markets Work (MMW) is a joint programme between GAIN and six leading development agencies which aims to catalyse the power of markets and the private sector to make nutritious and safe foods more available, affordable and desirable. The programme charts new models, approaches and concepts to guide governments, investors and business to equip and shape markets to tackle malnutrition.
NOURISH OUR WORLD (NOW) seeks to put the power of demand creation at the core of improving the quality of diets in developing countries, especially among low-income consumers. This is because a good quality diet is central to tackling all forms of malnutrition.
This report addresses a critical issue of our time – how can we exploit new ideas and new technology to nourish and feed a growing world, and do it sustainably? Working on food systems reform, it is easy to underestimate the speed of change around us. But the reality is that even in the remotest corners of the globe, the drivers of food systems change are making their presence felt with storm-like force.
Business is both part of the problem and the solution to the current food systems challenges. It is critical that we all learn more about this dual impact and that we are able to track how it evolves. By increasing the effectiveness of tracking we will be better positioned to ask and assist businesses to be agents for positive change.
This special report discusses main investment hurdles and constraints in fighting malnutrition at the global and local levels and ways to deliver inclusive and sustainable business solutions that improve nutrition.
This forum report was generated from the 5th GAIN Business Alliance Forum held in Vienna in 2011. The Forum brought together a wide range of expertise and knowledge on nutrition and businesses, to learn and engage on innovative solutions and private sector approaches for delivering more affordable nutritious products in developing countries.