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6 April 2016

The Business Case for Improving Value Chain Productivity through Nutrition: A Call to Action

Informal sale of raw milk in Abidjan

Informal sale of raw milk in Abidjan

Swedish companies are known as frontrunners in building sustainable value chains. As large importers of agricultural produce from developing countries they are interested in making their value chains as fair and sustainable as possible. However, poor nutrition among producer families undermines these goals.

This seminar seeks to call Swedish importers to take action to improve nutrition for producer families that rely on them for income and at the same time boost efficiency and sustainability along their value chain.

SIANI and Inclusive Business Sweden are hosting the seminar with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), an initiative to provide adequate nutrition to the most vulnerable population in developing countries. During the seminar we will discuss how poor nutrition is impacting production, education and health in developing countries and if and how Swedish importers can contribute to improved nutrition in developing countries. We will share experiences and different models of companies that have worked with nutrition as part of their business model and value chains.

Preliminary program
– chaired by Melinda Sundell from SIANI

  • How is poor nutrition impacting on production, education and health in developing countries? Charlotte Pedersen – GAIN Nordic coordinator
  • Measuring the impact: A case study on the impact of improved nutrition in the value chain (GAIN Global)
  • Case example – “Seeds for Prosperity” – improving-food-nutrition-security-tea-farmer-household – Katja Freiwald, Director Global Partnerships (Livelihoods & Nutrition) Unilever
  • The potential role of Swedish importers in improving nutrition for producers and their families, Swedish Food Federation
  • Home grown school feeding programme, WeEffect
  • From table to farm: Examples from the Swedish market.
  • Plenary discussion
  • Conclusions and closing remarks

Please, note the number of places is limited.


Från 6 april 2016 vid 08:00 till 6 april 2016 vid 11:00


Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Linnégatan 87D


Relevant innehåll
7 April 2016
Charlotte Pedersen – Leveraging value chains to fight malnutrition

Charlotte Pedersen (Nordic coordinator, GAIN) on how poor nutrition is impacting on production, education and health in developing countries

7 April 2016
Herbert Smorenburg – Gain cash crop value chain nutrition program

Measuring the impact: A case study on the impact of improved nutrition in the value chain

7 April 2016
Katja Freiwald – Improved nutrition for tea farming families

Katja Freiwald (Unilever Global Partnerships Director) on improved food and nutrition security for tea farming families

7 April 2016
Archangel Munthali – Home grown school feeding in Malawi

Archangel Munthali (We Effect) on the positive results from their food programme in Malawi

7 April 2016
Awan – paving the way for African women in agribusiness

Representatives from the African Women Agribusiness Network on their vision and the social impact of their activities for smallholder female farmers in Africa

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