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