Project profile — Support for the Business Platform for Nutrition Research

Download project profile:

Overview

Overview

Support for the Business Platform for Nutrition Research - Overview
CA-3-D000405001
$3,000,000
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (XM-DAC-30001)
2014-03-14 - 2020-05-05
Closed
Country / region • Africa, regional (33.00%)
• America, regional (33.00%)
• Asia, regional (34.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Medical research (12182) (50.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (50.00%)
Policy marker • Children's issues (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

This project aims to address under-nutrition in developing countries by supporting the Business Platform for Nutrition Research (the Platform). It seeks to generate evidence and motivate further investment in private sector research and product development related to nutrition. Managed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Platform brings together ten major food, pharmaceutical and ingredients companies to define, fund and disseminate new research to improve nutrition for poor populations. The research streams include: (1) bioavailability, biomarkers and diagnostics to develop iron-fortified products and collect real time data on micronutrient deficiency; (2) integrated delivery models to develop new mechanisms for delivery of nutritious commodities to underserved populations; and (3) consumer behaviour change to define and develop cutting edge, cost-effective methodologies and tools to communicate important nutrition practices to the public.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for the Business Platform for Nutrition Research include: (1) increased purchase and consumption of micronutrient-rich foods by the poor; and (2) improved ability to detect malnutrition risk and measure benefits of nutrition interventions.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transactions
Country Percentages by Sector
Related information

Related information

Support for the Business Platform for Nutrition Research - Related information
Related links
Partner website — Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Bilateral
Project-type interventions
Legend

The coloured circles represent the number of markers in proximity. Simply click on the circle to zoom in for more information on projects.

2 to 9 markers 10 to 99 markers 100 to 999 markers 1,000 to 9,999 markers
Marker


Note: The Project Browser provides access to project data published by Global Affairs Canada in accordance with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard. This is not meant for official reporting, but to provide information on past and current international projects.

Date modified: