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A lucky iron fish for everyone?
October 10, 2018Knowledge activity
A lucky iron fish for everyone?
Theme: Nutrition Security

What can be done to support the consumption of more healthy food products by the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries, the people at the so-called “Bottom of the Pyramid” (BoP)? That is an urgent challenge, given the fact that globally 155 million children are still stunted, 52 million children are wasted, and 2 billion people lack key nutrients like iron and vitamin A. On October 4, 2018, BoPInc facilitated a workshop and provided participants with updates on nutrition approaches and “wacky” solutions like Lucky Iron Fish. »

December 14, 2017Knowledge Portal
Reaching deep in low-income markets: Enterprises achieving impact, sustainability, and scale at the base of the pyramid

This report covers 20 well-established inclusive businesses and explores whether and how businesses can reach ‘down pyramid’. Most enterprises that were studied are able to reach base of the pyramid (BOP) populations with critical goods and services and some are able to reach surprisingly deep. »

October 26, 2017Knowledge Portal
New horizons: Accelerating sustainable development through inclusive business in Kenya

This report highlights opportunities for inclusive business across five sectors: financial services, food and beverages, healthcare, infrastructure and skills building and education. »

April 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
How can inclusive business advance the SDGs?

This blog discusses how inclusive business (IB) can be part of the solutions to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Two publications are addressed, both highlighting recommendations and examples on inclusive business for SDG 2: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. »

Launch online course
May 17, 2016Knowledge activity
Launch online course “Introduction to Inclusive Business”
Theme: Inclusive Business

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform has supported the development of the online course “Introduction to Inclusive Business”. The course is aligned to a number of existing activities done by MDF Training & Consultancy, Wageningen UR/CDI and the Inclusive Business Accelerator consortium. After the launch on June 6, 2016, the course will continuously be available on the IBA.ventures »

Second AIM article in a series: Knowledge creation & learning
February 25, 2015Expert opinion
Second AIM article in a series: Knowledge creation & learning
Theme: Nutrition Security

The Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM) was launched in 2009 as a joint initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ICCO Cooperation, Unilever, DSM, AkzoNobel, the Wageningen University and GAIN. AIM designs innovative social business ideas and sustainable solutions to tackle malnutrition and currently manages a portfolio of nine pilot projects. What these projects »