FAO releases new discussion paper on “Small and medium enterprises and nutrition: understanding linkages, seizing opportunities”

Multiple actors should be mobilized to ensure that agrifood systems help meet nutrition and sustainability objectives. Among these, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in the supply of food are of crucial importance as they constitute the bulk of agrifood enterprises in most countries. However, there are still few examples of policies, programmes and initiatives aimed specifically at leveraging SMEs due, inter alia, to the novelty of the debate and to the limited understanding of their specific needs and challenges.Based on a literature review, complemented with FAO’s experience in capacity development for SMEs, this publication is targeted at programme developers, experts and technical advisors to policymakers. Its objectives are: a) to improve the understanding of the linkages between topics that are traditionally dealt with separately; and b) to promote the inclusion of an SME perspective in nutrition and agrifood system policies, programmes and strategies. For more information: https://openknowledge.fao.org/items/21ba415d-4e52-4929-8ba8-894728ebfa76

 

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