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Kenya

Putting fish on the menu in Kenya

It’s a busy Monday morning in the market town of Luanda, near Lake Victoria in Kenya, and shoppers are crowding around the many stalls selling tomatoes, onions and other vegetables. Over at the fish...

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World

Using mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa to talk nutrition

Africa has been named the ‘mobile continent’. An often cited example of development leapfrogging, countries have gone from no telephones to cell phones, skipping the need for investment in landlines...

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Kenya

Entrepeneurs in Kenya take their big ideas to the Marketplace

here’s a lot that entrepreneurs in the nutrition sector can learn from each other, but it’s not always easy to find out who’s doing what. GAIN’s Community of Practice (CoP) helps entrepreneurs,...

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Nigeria

Knorr in Nigeria fights anaemia

Unilever’s biggest brand Knorr unveiled its commitment to help reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in Nigeria, a major public health issue, by making nutritious cooking more desirable,...

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Mozambique

Entrepreneur gives protein to the people of Mozambique

Offal is often rejected by wealthier consumers, but these are parts of the animal that are affordable and also offer a vital source of protein, iron and zinc for low-income households. In central...

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Bangladesh

Soaking rice in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has a population of more than 160 million people; it’s one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Millions of Bangladeshis are suffering from one or more forms of...

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Pakistan

Voluntary flour fortification in Pakistan

Last week 250 independent wheat flour millers in Pakistan’s province of Punjab voluntarily committed to start fortifying their flour. The commitment, made at a seminar organised by the Global...

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Zimbabwe

Using technology to facilitate food fortification in Zimbabwe

Late last year, in December 2014, GAIN donated six iChecks kits worth $38,000 to Zimbabwe to help monitor the micronutrient content in fortified foods. Earlier this year GAIN staff went to Zimbabwe...

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Bangladesh

How cellphones are improving nutrition in Bangladesh

Of every 100 people living in Bangladesh, just 55 have access to sanitation services, while 64 have mobile phone subscriptions. A project in Bangladesh has used this as an opportunity to deliver...

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