The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is engaging public-private sector actors in Ethiopian urban and peri-urban areas to widen access and demand for nutritious and safe foods for children, with a focus on fortified infant porridges, fortified yoghurt, and eggs. This engagement recognises both the unique dietary needs of children and the potential for SME manufacturers and retailers to meet them. This approach operationalises the Innocenti Framework on Food Systems for Children and Adolescents - developed by GAIN, UNICEF and other partners- by focusing on the four determinants that influence the diets of children.
Rural areas also fare to benefit from the development of nutritious food markets with rural distributors purchasing packaged products from urban wholesalers or caregivers directly buying from retailers.
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