Strengthening Agri-food Value Chains for Nutrition

The project aims to help reduce undernutrition by informing policy and providing tools to make food and agricultural systems more ‘nutrition-sensitive’. The project identifies opportunities for improving private sector involvement in food systems, and analyses strategies to overcome barriers that prevent nutrient-rich foods reaching people suffering from undernutrition.

This is a snapshot of the infographic entitled Can the private sector tackle undernutrition amongst the world's poorest people?

Infographic

The image above is extracted from an infographic, entitled Can the private sector tackle undernutrition amongst the world's poorest people? (PDF) which broadly explains why tackling malnutrition through market-based solutions often fails to reach the poorest people. 

It should be read in conjunction with the policy briefing entitled How Can We Use Markets to Reach the Poor With Nutritious Foods?, and other materials associated with the research, which focused on three countries:

  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania 

Lessons from the countries have been synthesized and shared through key policy fora at the national and global levels.

Key outputs

  • Value chain mapping and tools to assess the potential of particular products for addressing undernutrition for poor and vulnerable population groups.
  • Case studies on the role of business throughout food value chains.
  • Policy options to allow donors, governments, the private sector and non-profit organisations to overcome the constraints they face in reaching the undernourished.
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How Can We Use Markets to Reach the Poor With Nutritious Foods?

IDS Policy Briefing 116 (2016)
Pittore, K.

Markets for Nutrition: What Role for Business?

In 'Business, State and Society: Changing Perspectives, Roles and Approaches' (2015)
Thorpe, J. and Wach, E.

Promoting Biofortified Crops for Nutrition: Lessons from Orange-fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Tanzania

IDS Evidence Report 127 (2015)
Waized, B., Ndyetabula, D., Temu, A., Robinson, E. and Henson, S.

Ensuring that Food Fortification will Reach the Poor in Tanzania

IDS Policy Briefing 72 (2014)
Robinson, E. and Nyagaya, M.

Policy Options to Enhance Markets for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Tanzania

IDS Evidence Report 90 (2014)
Robinson, E., Temu, A., Waized, B., Ndyetabula, D., Humphrey, J. and Henson, S.

Mapping Value Chains for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Tanzania

IDS Evidence Report 76 (2014)
Temu, A., Waized, B., Ndyetabula, D., Robinson, E., Humphrey, J. and Henson, S.

Policy Options to Enhance Markets for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Nigeria

IDS Evidence Report 66 (2014)
Robinson, E., Akinyele, I.O., Humphrey, J. and Henson, S.

Mapping Value Chains for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Nigeria

IDS Evidence Report 65 (2014)
Robinson, E., Nwuneli, N., Henson, S. and Humphrey, J.

The Role of Businesses in Providing Nutrient-Rich Foods for the Poor: Two Case Studies in Nigeria

IDS Evidence Report 64 (2014)
Nwuneli, N., Robinson, E., Humphrey, J. and Henson, S.

The Role of Businesses in Providing Nutrient-Rich Foods for the Poor: A Case Study in Tanzania

IDS Evidence Report 52 (2014)
Maestre, M., Robinson, E., Humphrey, J. and Henson, S.

Non-Profit Food Distribution: Working with Businesses to Reduce Undernutrition in Nigeria

IDS Policy Briefing 50 (2014)
Robinson, E. and Humphrey, J.

Policy Guidelines: Enhancing Markets for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Ghana

IDS Evidence Report 28 (2013)
Anim-Somuah, H., Henson, S., Humphrey, J. and Robinson, E.

Strengthening Agri-Food Value Chains for Nutrition: Mapping Value Chains for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Ghana

IDS Evidence Report 2 (2013)
Anim-Somuah, H., Henson, S., Humphrey, J. and Robinson, E.
Project Dates:
March 2014 - March 2017
Project Status:
Open
Funder:
UKaid
Research Themes / Programmes:
Accelerating progress in reducing hunger and undernutrition
Nutrition