For-Profit Public-Private Partnership Addresses Malnutrition In Rwanda
World Economic Forum: A for-profit project has improved nutrition in Rwanda — is it a model that can eliminate hunger across Africa?
Mauricio Adade, president of Latin America and Global Malnutrition Partnerships at Royal DSM, discusses a public-private partnership addressing hunger and malnutrition in Rwanda. The partnership Africa Improved Foods (AIF) is a “for-profit joint-venture with shareholders from the public and private sector.” According to Adade, “AIF purchases locally grown staple crops from more than 24,000 smallholder farmers, mostly women, at prices that guarantee a predictable income. The crops are processed at AIF’s factory in Kigali and distributed to the entire country” (9/3).
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