The Sustainable Food Platform is an ideation and innovation platform led by DanChurchAid, along with Arla Foods Ingredients. The partnership aims to rethink market-based solutions for food and nutrition security in Africa. The partnership will tap into existing knowledge, and bring together local producers with global partners to develop and test low-tech and energy-efficient food solutions (e.g. nutritious and affordable products like healthy biscuits and porridge). The partnership will be formed by two parallel tracks: a local sourcing track to promote sustainable production of local ingredients by smallholder farmers; and an industry-led track on product innovation for the bottom-of-the-pyramid segment. The main country focus will be on Ethiopia with cross links made to Kenya and Uganda to enable scale-up and replication.
This partnership builds on the GAIN Nordic partnership with a focus on the whole value chain from small-scale farmer to consumer.