Enabling Markets for Nutrition: Lessons from Africa and Asia
THEME: Improving Sustainability and Food Security of Urban Markets
DATE: Monday, March 27
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Ballroom 1
Malnutrition is a central and persistent challenge for global development. There is increasing interest in engaging the private sector to address malnutrition, albeit with few successful examples. Challenges which prevent nutritious foods from reaching poorest and most vulnerable cannot be addressed by an individual business or value chain, but rather related to the market system more broadly, and will only be successfully addressed by taking a market systems approach. Over the last four years, the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) has been researching the role that the private sector can and should have in delivering high-quality nutritious foods to nutritionally vulnerable populations. In this session, participants will engage with real case studies developed by IDS from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to understand the different pathways through which private sector can deliver nutrient-rich foods, the most common challenges faced by private sector organizations, and explore potential solutions.
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