The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) acts as a catalyst – bringing together alliances of governments, business and civil society to find solutions to the problem of malnutrition.
GAIN invites grant applications from eligible entrepreneurs for its Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Innovation Accelerator. GAIN is looking for your innovative ideas from across the food value chain that brings affordable, diverse and nutritious foods to market and contribute towards the fight against malnutrition.
Selected innovations will be eligible to receive technical assistance and / or funding to support their business innovation.
More info: http://www.gainmarketplace.com/rwanda/call-proposals-0
Check out this video by GAIN to see the costs we are endured because of postharvest loss and waste in agriculture commodities. The damage are ranging from lost in income revenue, green house gasses, to malnutrition which is the most devastating impact caused by postharvest loss.
GAIN have been working to eliminate food loss between the farm and the market through Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN). We are happy to work with the alliance by brought our network for Indonesia PLAN (I-PLAN)'s initial scoping last year.
I am pleased to announce that The Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N) is accepting applications from promising enterprises for its February 2018, Enterprise Showcase in Nairobi.
We kindly request you to refer to us promising early stage social enterprises in your knowledge which meet the below criteria:
· Are in the sectors of Agriculture, Education, Clean Energy, Healthcare, Financial Inclusion, Water, and Sanitation clearly catering to rural, low-income, disadvantaged communities.
· Have an experienced and dedicated promoter team
· Have a clear for-profit business model with high potential for scale
· Have some proof of concept on the ground, and are preferably generating revenues
· Are looking for funding in the range of USD 100K - USD 1mn
8 companies will be chosen from the applicants to get in-depth hand-holding and investment readiness support from the I3N team, and then be showcased to I3N angel investors for investment. Furthermore, these enterprises will... Read more
Deadline for submission of these proposals is 6th February 2018 at 11:59 PM (East Africa Time).
The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Kenya is pleased to invite
applications to its first Innovation Accelerator call for proposals 2018!
The goal of GAIN’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program is to
increase the production, marketing, and availability of more safe and
nutritious foods by promoting innovation and catalysing private sector
engagement. It does this through improving access to knowledge, networks,
technical assistance and funding by means of the following strategies: a) A
Community of Practice for knowledge and networking; b) Innovation Accelerator
to evaluate and provide advanced financial support and technical services to businesses
showing the greatest potential for positive nutritional impact and business
strength and; c) links eligible businesses with potential investors for further
The application should be complet... Read more
On request of network members, AgriProFocus organised a small-scale expert meeting on November 8th at RVO. The meet-up focussed on mutual learning and jointly looking for solutions for critical issues and challenges from practice that network members experience with the implementation of large-scale, inclusive agribusiness programmes. Two programmes with specific challenges and questions were presented by members.
1. Brokering successful 4P partnerships
By Nico Janssen, SNV netherlands development organisation
In this programme, funded by IFAD, SNV and consortium partners develop best practises on establishing Public - Private - Producer partnerships through Provision of brokering services. See the following link for the introduction and more information http://www.snv.org/project/partnering-value-4p.
Finding new ways to finance middle size, emerging (and growing) local agribusinesses with a capital re... Read more
19 Juli 2017 lalu AgriProFocus Indonesia menyelenggarakan Workshop Desain I-PLAN bersama dengan Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) dan Dalberg. Acara ini membawa aktor kunci dalam rantai nilai ikan Tongkol untuk mendiskusikan dan mengeksplorasi program PLAN untuk Indonesia. Pertemuan ini menjadi titik awal penting untuk membangun aliansi, dimana pemangku kepentingan dengan peran berbeda dapat bekerja sama sekaligus mendukung inisiatif yang telah ada. Mengurangi susut hasil pasca panen dan limbah pada ikan Tongkol sangatlah penting mengingat banyak orang Indonesia, terutama anak-anak, menderita kekurangan gizi sedangkan terjadi susut hasil yang signifikan pada setiap tahap rantai nilai ikan Tongkol.
Kesenjangan ini dapat diatasi dengan cara mengurangi susut hasil dan limbah pasca panen ikan Tongkol, sehingga ketersedi... Read more
GAIN has developed the Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) to bring together the multitude of public and private sector actors addressing this issue to collectively reduce loss and waste of nutritious foods. PLAN acts as both a global nucleus for coordination, programming, research, knowledge exchange and investment on Postharvest food loss as well as a national hub in emerging markets for business to business (B2B) engagement.
The I-PLAN Senior Project Manager will work closely with the GAIN Global Team and the Indonesia Country Director to set up and implement the I-PLAN program and help strategically build a portfolio of activities. The position is responsible for operational delivery of a core business area or operation and has a significant management responsibility and operational impact. This is expected to be a
SMEs constitute around 80% of food manufacturing sector in Ethiopia and they play an important role in improving access to affordable and nutritious diets. However, most often they receive little attention in the nutrition agenda in the country.
I would like to share with you a proceedings of a joint field visit that was organized by GAIN in collaboration with UNICEF and Concern Worldwide with the aim of sharing experiences and progress of the Integrated Home Fortification (IHF) and Community Based Complementary food (CBCF) projects with key stakeholders including government officials from Federal and Regional levels, Kingdome of Netherland’s mission in Ethiopia, and partners working in the area of IYCF.
The visit was conducted on December 22 and 23, 2016 in four selected Woredas in Gulo Mekeda and Sassie Tseada Ambaworedas that are implementing the IHF project and in Seharti Samreand Endamehoni woredas that are implementing CBCF project. Click the... Read more
I am Alem Abay and work with GAIN as consultant in the capacity of Senior National Advisor for the SUN Business Network in Ethiopia. We are developing a national strategy to engage the private sector(large, medium and small industries) address nutrition by creating a Public-Private-Partnership(PPP) platform.
We recently attended the 16th Community of Practice Convening by GAIN's MarketPlace for Nutritious Foods, a platform designed to strengthen networks, foster innovations and provide investment to bring affordable nutritious foods to market.
The Community of Practice (CoP) is a network of local entrepreneurs, investors and institutions working in agriculture and nutrition. Through periodic meetings and online discussions, the members explore solutions, share lessons learned and exchange knowledge about market opportunities and policy changes to improve the quality and delivery of nutritious foods.
The overarching theme of this year's convening was “support ecosystems in the agriculture and nutrition space”. The session brought the stakeholders to discuss the findings of a recent survey to the members of the Community of Practice on how the CoP platform addresses needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of the value chain... Read more
After the workshop Minimizing Postharvest Loss for Nutrition on March 21st 2017, GAIN futher explored post harvest loss in Mango and Tongkol with an in-depth study by Dalberg. The aim is to assess the post-harvest losses in these two value chains and identify potential intervention to bring Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) in Indonesia by engaging key relevant stakeholders. Together with GAIN and AgriProFocus Indonesia, Dalberg presented their preliminary findings on Mango and Tongkol value chains through a round table discussion, on May 23 – 24th 2017 in Jakarta.
The broad topic areas covered during the roundtable are: an overview of the Mango and Tongkol value chains and associated Post Harvest Loss and Waste, the financing landscape for key actors involved in the Mango and Tongkol value chains, and potential opportunities and intervention areas as part of PLAN. Mr. Galopong Sianturi, Directo... Read more
GAIN has developed the Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) in order to decrease Post Harvest Losses and Waste (PHL/W) globally by “addressing the lack of knowledge, technology and access to finance as well as the poor coordination along key food supply chains”, with a particular focus on those value chains that provide or have the potential to pro... Read more
Poor dietary diversity in developing countries can be a key contributor to health problems because it increases the likelihood that people are not getting sufficient nutrients. Making fresh food more safe, affordable and available provides an opportunity to increase the variety of foods they eat and reduce malnutrition. Herbert Smorenburg, Senior Manager at GAIN writes.
The main drivers of dietary diversity are availability and affordability of micronutrient-rich foods such as horticultural crops, animal-sourced foods, pulses, and nutritious grains. Availability and affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in particular, due to their seasonal production and perishable nature, present one of the greatest challenges. Without suitable technologies, such as pickling, fermenting, drying, cooling and freezing to conserve, store and process nutritious foods, the cost of such foods, and therefore the cost of better, diverse and... Read more
I had the pleasure to present a good example of working together: a project our network is developing together with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the PostHarvest Network (PHN) and BoP Innovation Center. This project aims to establish an Indonesian Postharvest Loss Alliance for Improved Nutrition (I-PLAN).
In the developing world most food losses take place before consumption and most remarkably, post farm gate between production and consumption. While loss is most often translated to tonnage of primarily staple foods wasted, postharvest loss and waste most dramatically impacts the perishable nutritious foods, which when lost translate t... Read more
GAIN is driven by a vision of a world without malnutrition. We act as a catalyst – building alliances between governments, businesses and civil society – to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition. We focus our effort on children, girls and women because we know that helping them have sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can eliminate malnutrition within our families.
In the context of this mandate, GAIN through the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods offers capacity building to private sector companies in order for them to derive ways to continue availing quality, diverse and affordable nutritious foods to the low income consumers. We are looking to engage micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and young prospective entrepreneurs through a photo contest where the winning photo will be awarded technical support and or/a s... Read more
The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Rwanda has recently concluded the selection of grantees for its first and second call for proposals with 10 companies selected to receive investment grants for the implementation of several agricultural value addition projects including meat processing, flour blends and processing, egg production and Tilapia fish cage farming and physallis (gooseberry) production. The Marketplace project is now calling for applications from qualified companies or Individuals within meat processing to be provided with two day training. A maximum of 25 companies producing meat products will be selected by GAIN.
GAIN has hired a consultant to provide training to 25 selected meat processing companies. GAIN thereby wishes to invite eligible and interested meat processing companies in Rwanda to apply for this two training opportunity.
Outcome of the training
Company delegates will be trained on:
- How to prod... Read more
(From GAIN Rwanda Secretariat)
Re: Invitation to the fourth USAID/Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Community of Practice Meeting
I am pleased to invite you to the 4th USAID/Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Community of Practice meeting, which will take place on March 2nd, 2017 from 8.30 to 15.35 at Lemigo Hotel. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is hosting the Community of Practice (COP) as part of the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods in Rwanda.
The Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods project provides business planning, technical, and financial assistance to agri-based companies in Rwanda helping them to use local agriculture to contribute to the fight against malnutrition by producing nutritious foods available to low-income consumers across the country. By working with investable businesses to support innovations all along the agricultural value chain —from production, processing and food preparation to sales — the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods makes a s... Read more
Executive Director of GAIN
Former Director, Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, IFPRI
Former Director of the Institute of Development Studies
Time: Wednesday, January 25th 2017 | 14.00 – 17.000
Place : Auditorium GMSK, Departement of Community Nutrition, FEMA, IPB
The Theme of this event is "Strength and Weaknesses of Food Policy in Developing Countries for Improving Nutrition". The Speaker is Mr Lawrence Haddad Ph.D. He is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition-GAIN, Former Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute-IFPRI, Former Director of the Institute of Development Studies.
Interested in the lessons learned from M&E in the AIM Coalition? Listen to this PodCast where Marijke de Graaf (ICCO) and Marlene Roefs (WUR-CDI) tell about their experiences with 2 AIM-projects: The vegetables for all project in Tanzania and the SPAR Rural Hubs project in South Africa.
Main questions they will answer:
+ What are reasons for doing M&E?
+ What are opportunities?
+ What are best practises?
According to the FAO (2015) close to 2 billion people survive on diets that lack the vital vitamins and nutrients needed to grow properly, live healthy lives, and raise a healthy family. In most cases, this is due to high prices and limited availability on the market.
In 2009 GAIN started the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM). AIM's goal is to reduce malnutrition in Africa and Asia via nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive practices. By leveraging market based approaches developed in partnerships between business, NGOs, knowledge institutes and governmental organisations, AIM is committed to making a significant contribution to the global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The AIM coalition leads seven projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria and South Afr... Read more