Fermentation is an ancient processing technique that relies on microbes to transform raw materials into products with increased food safety, commercial value, nutritional value, health features, and sensory...
A nutrition-sensitive value chain (NSVC) is a food value chain that has been shaped to alleviate constraints in the supply or demand of food, as they relate to dietary and nutrition problems. Given that food is not only produced, but also stored, processed, distributed and marketed, the NSVC approach has the potential to unpack the complexity of food systems and provide clear nutrition entry points and pathways.
Food environments comprise foods available and accessible to people in their surroundings and the nutritional quality, safety, price, convenience, labelling and promotion of these foods. These environments should ensure that people have equal and equitable access to sufficient, affordable, safe and nutritious foods that meet dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life, considering the various physical, social, economic, cultural and political factors that influence that access.
Supporting supply of nutritious food
Supporting the year-round supply of safe, affordable nutritious foods that contribute to sustainable, healthier diets and food security through innovations and technologies
Support transportation technologies
Support accessible processing interventions and technologies
Develop distribution systems
Improve smallholder access to markets
Strengthening the knowledge and capacity of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), processors and traders (especially women and youth):
Provide technical assistance and capacity building to women-led agri-food SMEs.
Develop the capacity of food producers, SMEs and retailers for storage, processing and packaging of nutrient-dense foods for value addition
Support strategies aimed at strengthening education and capacity-building programmes for youth
Improve access to credit
Frame agricultural policies in broader strategy
Agricultural including value chain-related policies need to be framed within a broader strategy and coherent vision of food systems that address inequities, enhance diets and lead to better food security and nutrition outcomes.
|Year of publication|
30 Mar 2022
|Knowledge service | Metadata||Global Food and Nutrition Security | Nutrition |Capacity-buildingNutrition-sensitive interventionSmallholder farmer|
|Digital Europa Thesaurus (DET)||EU policydevelopment aidnutritionvalue chainFoodsmall and medium-sized enterpriseswomanYouthpolicymaking|
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