The EatSafe in Nigeria's team deployed a questionnaire to important food safety stakeholders during advocacy visits to Kebbi State in February 2021. Additional stakeholder mapping activities identified other stakeholders in the state who may be able to offer insights on food safety in Kebbi State.
EatSafe reviewed existing normative guidelines that could be used by governments and other enabling organizations to promote safer food in traditional markets.
Understanding urban specific contexts and food system challenges during the pandemic is the first step towards the co-design of policy options. Between December 2020 and April 2021, GAIN conducted a mixed method Rapid Needs Assessment of Machakos and Kiambu (Kenya), Beira and Pemba (Mozambique),) and Rawalpindi and Peshawar (Pakistan).
As the importance of national level information on dietary intakes in low- and middle-income countries is increasingly recognized; reliable methods, tools and guides to support the compilation of quality food and nutrient intake data are needed. In general, guidance on how to adequately prepare for a dietary survey prior to embarking on data collection is scarce.
Understanding the rapidly changing situation for vendors in traditional markets and the consumers that rely on these markets can provide vital information for determining what is needed to ensure the availability of affordable, safe, nutritious food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This study aimed to do something that had not been done before: apply business case thinking to worker nutrition programmes in supply chains, using a structured and systematic approach. The study extended the definition of "business case" beyond financial returns on investment to cover a broad range of possible motivations for companies and sectors to invest in nutrition in their supply chains.
There are many complex and political challenges faced by companies working with large and diverse supply chains. For the cocoa sector, child labour, attaining a living income and deforestation are often seen as the most urgent. However, one area that affects productivity, profitability and reputation but is relatively easy to solve is workers’ nutrition.
In January 2021, GAIN published its latest report "Business Accountability for Better Nutrition" listing concrete ways to improve business accountability by using a number of existing reporting tools to assess business impact on nutrition
Food safety is an integral part of food and nutrition security. Foodborne diseases (FBD) can occur when food safety measures are not applied. Unfortunately, most of the burden of foodborne illness is shouldered by children under five years of age and people living in LMICs.
Poor diet quality is a major cause of morbidity and mortality at all country income levels. Yet to date, low-cost, feasible metrics for population-level assessment and monitoring of diet quality are scarce. High-quality diets are safe, meet nutrient needs for healthy growth and development at all ages, and reduce risks of non-communicable disease.