Comic (Book) Challenges to Chronic Problems: How students face the challenges of malaria, malnutrition through graphic novels, collaboration
For the third year in a row, fourth- and fifth-grade students at the American International School of Bamako in Mali collaborated with Mali Health and students from three local schools to create graphic novels on health-related issues.
Micronutrients with Macro Impact: The first fortified flour launches in Ethiopia, a boon for the country’s health and its economy
This week, Ethiopia is celebrating a significant milestone: One of the country’s largest flour mills, ASTCO, is launching the nation’s first mass-market fortified flour. ASTCO is one of more than 150 companies that have participated in training sessions with Partners in Food Solutions. The organization’s CEO explains why he’s excited about the possibilities.
Should Corporations Promote Development?: When sugary snacks and alcohol are involved, debates of health vs. paternalism abound
A business strategy that is solely focused on profits is not always unethical or bad. But there are many examples of companies entering BoP markets that leave communities worse off or, at best, do not benefit consumers.
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Failures in the Ugandan market deter farmers from adopting best practices for harvesting and handling, which in turn floods the market with low-quality crops for raw materials. Clinton Wong, a volunteer consultant for TechnoServe, helped lead an initiative to map the food sector in Uganda as part of the Solutions for African Food Enterprises (SAFE) program.
Marketing Nutrition for the BoP: New report by Hystra focuses on successes and failures of market-based approaches
A new study by Hystra is designed to find more large-scale initiatives that leverage market-based mechanisms to bring the benefits of innovative products and services to more families at the BoP, and help solve the scourge of malnutrition.
What It Will Take to Feed the 842 Million Chronically Hungry People Worldwide?: (Hint: It’s not just about growing more food)
Alleviating poverty isn’t just handing out food - it’s tackling the barriers to market channels of food to those who aren’t receiving it. An interview with Cathy Bergman, deputy director of the Food Health and Nutrition Technical Support Unit at Mercy Corps.
You’re invited for a Twitter Discussion (#SocEntChat) and Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, September 18th from 10am to 12:30pm EDT to debate some of the key innovation trends form the competition, connect with other social innovators and thought leaders, share the broader vision of Nutrients for All, and meet the competition winners.
How Meals at School Help the Kyrgyzstan Economy: 12 years after launching Food For Education, Mercy Corps looks back
The reality is that a school meal may be the only meal a child receives in a day, and it can make the difference between future success and a lifelong struggle with poverty.