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The enriching business of nutrition: Market-based partnerships and regional approaches to nutrition

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Bruce Byiers, Simona Seravesi

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The enriching business of nutrition: Market-based partnerships and regional approaches to nutrition

  1. 1. The enriching business of nutrition Market-based partnerships and regional approaches to nutrition www.ecdpm.org/dp149 Bruce Byiers, Simona Seravesi
  2. 2. Context •  Nutrition mounting the agenda •  CAADP Pillar III…from: food security to nutrition security quantity to quality of food •  Complex, multi-sectoral,… •  •  •  •  ECDPM Increasing business for development/BoP Value-chain integration, labour standards On-going regional integration agenda CAADP investment plans •  Opportunities! •  Food, health, jobs, development… Page 2
  3. 3. Questions •  What are the main characteristics, drivers and constraints of multi-stakeholder partnerships that tackle under-nutrition? •  What are the potential benefits of a regional approach? •  What are the implications for policy-makers and donors? ECDPM Page 3
  4. 4. Alignment of agendas •  Nutrition: Awareness, Availability, Access, Supporting Environment •  Business & development/BoP: Awareness, Availability, Access and Affordability •  Similar principles… •  •  •  •  •  •  ECDPM …what about: Objectives? Approaches? Targets? Impacts? Sustainability? Page 4
  5. 5. Availability, Awareness, Access •  Direct Consumer demand Micro-nutrients Commercial? Sustainable? •  Indirect Producers/small holders Diversification Enriched seeds Education, health Greater economic impact? •  Enabling/supporting ECDPM Regulations Government champions Governance and institutions Page 5
  6. 6. A world of tradeoffs •  •  •  •  •  •  •  ECDPM •  •  Commercial viabilty vs coverage Awareness is key – information/marketing Regulation also – institutional challenges BoP needs scale - little on regional approaches Business environment an overriding constraint Approaches able to deal with nutrition complexity? Need for CSOs to share risks, ensure local linkages, benefits? Motivation – does it matter if it is CSR? How can local development benefit? Page 6
  7. 7. Discussion topics •  Challenges & lessons •  More on roles of partnerships and different partners? •  How to create more trust and credibility? •  Drivers, obstacles and opportunities for greater private sector participation? ECDPM Page 7
  8. 8. Thank you www.ecdpm.org www.slideshare.net/ecdpm Page 8

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