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BUSINESS SECTOR

Project Description Country (Countries) Topic(s)
This market analysis, undertaken to study blended food commodities in terms of acceptability, usage and nutritional quality was conducted in Bolivia and Guatemala. These products included corn-soy blend, wheat-soy blend, bulgur and soy-fortified bulgur, as well as wheat flour and corn-soy milk. The market assessment, that included focus group and other interviews, also leaned on the observation of consumers’ work with the food, photographing their preparation practices, and documenting their recipes and general attitude toward the commodities at hand. BoliviaGuatemala Market AnalysisFood SecurityTitle II
Assessment of training and education in applied international nutrition in Central America, Mexico and the United States, commissioned by the Pew Charitable trusts. Costa Rica Graduate Education
Educational Assessment
Applied International Nutrition
GF&N consulted on the feasibility of a Development Activity Proposal in the country related primarily to community-based food security, taking into consideration the nutritional demands of those in the region. Guatemala Community-based Food Security
The Enhanced Food Security II Title II Program, commissioned by USAID/Haiti to asses impact of the current five-year program and provide recommendations for design in its next phase (2002-2006), studied the school feeding, food for work, maternal-child health and other programs in the country since the entrance of Title II commodities in the 1950s. This broad-based study culminated in a workshop held for stakeholders and partner organizations working in Haiti, and concluded with a multi-chapter report presented to and accepted by USAID including plans for future programs to benefit of the country. Haiti Food SecurityTitle IIWorkshop FacilitationProposal Development
GF&N provided consultation and led the food security strengthening initiative process. This included working to reorient food aid operations research in five separate sites within the country. In order to achieve this goal, GF&N led Title II and Title III workshops, leading to a model for participatory change in food aid programming. Nicaragua Food AidFood SecurityTitle II/ Title III
Working for the Government of Panama’s Ministry of Health, in a World Bank financed project,GF&N provided expert consultation, evaluating rural health, primarily from a nutrition perspective. Panama NutritionWorkshop FacilitationStakeholder Bridge- Building
For Save the Children’s Out-of-School programs,GF&N designed and developed a nutrition and physical activity curriculum to be implemented in 26 states. The curriculum employs the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000, focusing on the themes Be Physically Active; Eat a Variety of Foods Daily; Eat More Fruits and Vegetables; and Eat Fewer Fats, Oils and Sweets. The curriculum points out the necessity of physical activity and healthy attitudes toward activity and food in developing life long habits for healthy living. USA NutritionPhysical Activity


PUBLIC SECTOR

Project Description Country (Countries) Topic(s)
In an evaluation of regional relief and recovery programs, supported by the World Food Programme, GF&N analyzed a number of food related programs in the Great Lakes Region, including supplementary, therapeutic and emergency feeding, as well as general relief and food for work. As such, the evaluation includes recommendations for the future. Burundi, Rwanda,
TanzaniaUganda
NutritionFood Security
Working in Chad, GF&N analyzed and provided consultation on food aid policy, as well as famine conditions and necessary interventions. Additionally, the company worked with Chadian personnel in developing technology resources. Chad Food Aid
Famine Intervention
In Chad, GF&N provided consultation on nutrition and food security conditions and existing programs. Chad Nutrition
Food Security
Team Leading
Working with the Government of Morocco’s Ministry of Health and USAID, GF&N worked on micronutrient interventions in the country. Primarily focusing on the dangers of Vitamin A deficiency, the company’s work sought to ensure Vitamin A fortification in order to improve the overall health of the population. Morocco Micronutrient Fortification
GF&N worked in Mozambique to assess current food aid and food security programs. Based on the information collected, the company was able to provide recommendations for the future to strengthen the impact of food aid and food security in the region. Mozambique Food Aid
Food SecurityManagement
Acting in a broad sense, as a nutrition advising entity, GF&N focused primarily on improving Vitamin A intake, primarily through increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables. Additionally, the company studied other aspects of nutrition and health, including nutrition education. Niger Micronutrients
Facilitation
Evaluation Protracted Relief and Recovery Program Rwanda Food AidFood Security
Evaluation Protracted Relief and Recovery Program Tanzania Food AidFood Security
Evaluation Protracted Relief and Recovery Program Uganda Food AidFood Security


Europe-Asia

Project Description Country (Countries) Topic(s)
Market Assessment Armenia Food SecurityMarketing
Market Assessment Georgia Food Security
Marketing
Food for Education
Product Acceptability Assessment (project currently in planning stages) Kazakhstan Food SecurityMarketing
As in Tajikistan, GF&N, in line with the USDA Food for Progress Program, GF&N conducted a market assessment for dehydrated potato products for potential use in related nutrition intervention programs. Kyrgzstan Food SecurityFood for ProgressMarketing
In Mongolia, GF&N analyzed the prevalence of Iodine Deficiency Disorder, working for increased micronutrient fortification. This process included analysis of the conditions of the region, as well as workshop facilitation to achieve the desired end of combating Iodine Deficiency Disorder as well as other micronutrient related issues. Mongolia Micronutrients (Iodine Deficiency Disorder)Workshop Facilitation
As in Mongolia, in the Philippines, GF&N analyzed the prevalence of Iodine Deficiency Disorder, working for increased micronutrient fortification. This process included analysis of the conditions of the region, as well as workshop facilitation to achieve the desired end of combating Iodine Deficiency Disorder as well as other micronutrient related issues. Philippines Micronutrients
(Iodine Deficiency Disorder)Workshop Facilitation
GF&N analyzed fortification in terms of Vitamin A, Iodine and Iron, looking at the chain of exchange, as well as private and public sector relationships. The company worked specifically with the Integrated Early Child Development Project. Philippines Micronutrient Fortification
Child Health
Public-Private Sector Relationship Building
In line with the USDA Food for Progress Program, GF&N conducted a market assessment for dehydrated potato products for potential use in related nutrition intervention programs. Tajikistan Food Security
Food for Progress
Marketing
Also in Romania, GF&N, in line with theUSDA Food for Progress Program, GF&N conducted a market assessment for dehydrated potato products for potential use in related nutrition intervention programs. Romania Food Security
Food for Progress
Marketing
Varied Projects Related to listed Topics Other FSU Countries Nutrition
Health
Food Security Assessment