While famine is increasingly rare in the modern world, it still strikes in areas with weak links in the local food value chain.
FOOD AFRICA PROJECT
The SDG Fund, which works with UN agencies, governments, business and civil society in over 21 countries, is partnering with the Sahara Group, the Government of Kaduna State and other stakeholders to:
1) improve food security and nutrition and alleviate poverty through strengthening of the agro-food value chains
2) improve agricultural productivity and yields create a food processing facility promote access to markets for farmers in Nigeria
The Center will train farmers on food safety, business planning and product diversification. As a hybrid public-private facility, the project will eventually be sustained and managed by the community.
THE SAHARA GROUP
An African energy conglomerate, member of the SDG Fund Private Sector Advisory Group and co-financer of the project will bring its business expertise to the programme to ensure the viability of the facility’s operations.
Partnership Type: Local Implementation Partnerships
Business Driver: Investing in agricultural training, food security and improved nutrition creates healthier communities while enabling productivity gains that can strengthen local markets.
Learning: As part of national SDG planning processes, the UN can play a strategic role convening new public-private partnerships to address critical economic development challenges. Engaging the local business community is key to securing national ownership and investment in such efforts.Project URL
1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 8. Decent work and economic growthPartnership types of interest
Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Provision of goodsRegions / countries / territories