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CARE, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Partners Improve Access to Affordable, Healthy Meals

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Washington DC, USA (October 17, 2022) – CARE USA and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a global partnership to improve access to affordable, healthy meals.

The announcement comes at a time of heightened food insecurity for millions of people around the world, exacerbated by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which was held at last year’s United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS) with CARE. Based on the cooperation of GAIN. At the Summit, GAIN and CARE will work with a diverse range of people and organizations to develop concrete approaches to fostering national and local dialogue to reform the wider global food system. I was. Both organizations are now working together to help governments implement these national pathways and are leading thematic coalitions for technical assistance.

Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of GAIN, welcomed the signature, adding: A highly influential partnership. ”

Both organizations share similar values ​​of respect, integrity, humility, action and influence, but each operates at slightly different stages of development. CARE USA promotes farmer-led development and fights for a fair life, decent jobs, a living wage, and gender equality for the most vulnerable and most hard-to-reach people. As an organization, GAIN is committed to nutrition, improving the value chain, partnering with small and medium enterprises, and promoting consumption of healthy food. Both partners believe that engaging the private sector is essential to transforming food systems to improve nutrition, livelihoods, equity and resilience.

The first concrete collaboration is Catalyzing Enhanced Policy Action for Healthy Diets and Resilience (CASCADE) – a €60 million program awarded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will support more than 5 million reproductive It focuses on improving the nutritional status of women and children of all ages. Over the next four years, we will target her children under the age of five in Benin, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Mozambique.

CARE CEO Michelle Nunn said the MOU comes at a critical time to combat global hunger. “The conflict in Ukraine and the global hunger crisis not only threaten millions of people today, but their impact also creates a need to address food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty and gender inequality. Against the backdrop of this urgent need, CARE is proud to partner with GAIN on the CASCADE initiative. We are grateful to have such an effective and influential ally in the fight for a sustainable food system, helping millions of people around the world through improved access to nutrition and improved food security. We look forward to building partnerships to make people more resilient.”

About care

Founded in 1945 through the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is the leading humanitarian organization fighting poverty in the world. CARE has a particular focus on working with appropriately resourced women and girls. Because they have the right resources and the power to lift entire families and communities out of poverty. Women and girls therefore empower her CARE communities to fight hunger, ensure nutrition and food security for all, improve education and health, create economic opportunity and respond to emergencies. It is central to the efforts of the base.

About gain

GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation established by the United Nations in 2002 to address human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with governments, businesses and civil society, we aim to transform food systems to provide more nutritious food for all, especially the most vulnerable. Impact is the most important thing for GAIN. Its aim is to improve the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all. GAIN focuses on children, adolescents and women. Because we know that working with these groups is essential to changing attitudes towards food, and thus life chances and livelihoods.

For more information, please contact:

Anissa Hussein
CARE Press Officer