THE Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (Gain), an independent non-profit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland, is organiZing the first ever investment in nutrition conference in Nairobi next month to attract private sector investments to make healthier foods.
Working with several partners, Gain wants to make healthier food choices more affordable, available, and more desirable, says Gain Media Director Ishara Callan, who adds that the conference will be taking place on Oct 16 and 17 to coincide with World Food Day.
Callan said in a media statement received here Tuesday that the forum would serve as a platform for bold, fresh, holistic ideas to develop the food value chain and the role that the private sector can play in enhancing nutrition in Africa.
Along with Gain, the other hosts of the forum are Royal DSM, Sun Business Network and African Business Magazine. The forum will look holistically at the food value chain and the role the private sector can play in enhancing nutrition in Africa, the statement said.
"This initiative is made possible through the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands. The forum will have a strong representation from government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector."
Callan said the forum would bring together business leaders and key players from agriculture, development and academic communities and investors. The forum will allow investors to connect with investment opportunities in high impact nutrition businesses and exchange knowledge, share experience, explore collaboration and spark off new ideas.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK