SUN Business Network launches in Mozambique
On 9 February 2016, the Government of Mozambique and the Department for International Development of the UK Government, with the support of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), launched a SUN Business Network with 19 private companies to support the country’s efforts towards Scaling Up Nutrition. Mozambique has been a member of the SUN Movement since 2011 and the new network joins other stakeholder groups including the established Civil Society Platform and the Nutrition Partner Forum with donor and United Nations agencies.
“Several food companies and other enterprises will be involved… The initiative will involve small scale producers, it will benefit low income consumers, and there will be distribution of basic foodstuffs” – Max Tonela, Minister of Industry and Trade, Mozambique.
At the ceremony, the national director of GAIN, Katia Dias, expressed concern at the seriousness of Mozambique’s food security situation. “We must think of how to find solution to improve the situation”, she said, “and the private sector can contribute to making food available in school and hospital meal initiatives, for example”.