The process of obtaining or providing food that is appropriate and necessary for the human body to grow and maintain adequate health. Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.

We provide data-driven, technological approaches to improving the quality and availability of nutritious food products throughout West Africa.

Our goal is to develop technological tools to provide nutrition stakeholders, from producer to processor to consumer, with data and systems that ensure that the most vulnerable populations in West Africa, especially women and children, have access to nutritious food.

Our objectives:

  • Improve supply chains for emergency nutrition commodities.
  • Increase the availability of bio-fortified crops in markets and their consumption by low-income households.
  • Design, develop, validate, and deploy information tools to inform decision making for nutrition programs.
     
 
Case study
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Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato

Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato:

In partnership with the International Potato Center (CIP), we have introduced Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Northern Nigeria for the purpose of diversifying the diets of local populations to incorporate more nutritious foods.

 

Notable statistics:

651

Women trained in family nutrition

260

Farmers trained in good agricultural practices

20

extension agents trained on nutrition and OFSP utilization