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Re: The contribution of the private sector and civil society to improve nutrition

Mr. Senkosi Kenneth Forum for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa, Uganda

Many thanks for the topic. Addressing nutrition issues from a private sector perspective is a challenge as its profit margin oriented. As you know well balanced foods attract premium prices thus, fewers sales and that makes them 'unpalatable' to investers. However, the private sector in partnership with CSOs can make a positive change. The public will have a quicker buyin for the adoption of menus involving nutrious foods if this cause is CSO led. Therefore, the private sector needs to finance the CSOs to this effect.

In essense, the model is research, production and finance to be handled by the private sector with promotion led by the civil society for greater public buyin.


Kenneth Senkosi