Mapping Value Chains for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Nigeria
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This report details the findings of an analysis of value chains for several nutrient-dense foods in Nigeria. It assesses the potential of a number of products to contribute to reducing undernutrition in Nigeria. It identifies key barriers that restrict these products’ impact and identifies options for development agencies, public–private partnerships and others to respond. Value chain analysis has major advantages for food-based approaches to tackling undernutrition, because it highlights where particular actors, activities and markets can serve as leverage points to address barriers to nutrient-dense foods. This report is complemented by a case study of the experiences of two businesses in producing nutrient-dense products, and by an analysis of current policy and recommendations. Although this report lays out options for strengthening each of the commodities examined, the policy report makes broader recommendations on how government, donor agencies, businesses and partnerships can enhance the contribution of food markets to reducing undernutrition in Nigeria.