Business Sector

Global Food & Nutrition Inc. (GF&N) is a consulting firm working with commercial food producers, growers’ cooperatives, and food industry associations to build bridges between them and the public or non-profit organizations which fund, administer, and deliver food aid worldwide.

We help our clients understand and navigate the international food aid infrastructure.

We assist our clients to build their business through:

  • Food & Nutrition Information
  • Market Exploration
  • Market Research
  • Market Entrance
  • Product Positioning
  • Policy Analysis
  • Strategy and Institutional Development
  • Trend Analysis

Global Food & Nutrition Inc. helps food producers, cooperatives and industry associations:

  • Focus their marketing and increase their market penetration into well-established food aid programs worldwide.
  • Identify promising markets and the most appropriate strategies for entering those markets.
  • Represent their views, needs and capabilities to the decision makers in key Washington-based governmental and non-profit organizations.
  • Develop new products tailored to the needs of emerging markets worldwide.
  • Position new and existing products to highlight their nutritional value and health-promoting properties through the nutraceutical and functional aspects of foods.

SERVICES:

Based on our philosophy of building bridges to enhance and diversify the diets of people to improve food security and food aid, GF&N offers the following services:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Market and Operations Research
  • Partnership and Alliance Building
  • Program Design and Evaluation
  • Recipe Development and Analysis
  • Navigation through USDA and USAID Programs and Procedures
  • Technical Assistance
  • Training
  • Workshop & Event Facilitation

GF&N has demonstrated expertise in research and project development and provided assistance to clients in the following areas, including:

  • Balancing Employment and Infant Needs
  • Behavior Changes and Communication
  • Breastfeeding and Feeding Practices
  • Diet Transition in a Variety of Countries
  • Food Aid Legislation, Policy and Programs
  • Food Commodities – Dry Beans, Blended Cereals, Potatoes, Peanuts
  • Food Fortification and Micronutrients
  • Food Safety
  • Food Security
  • Household Resource and Food Allocation
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Nutrition throughout the Lifecycle, in Health and Disease
  • Nutritional Value of Foods
  • Partnership and Alliance Building
  • Recipe Development and Analysis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

GF&N employs the following techniques:

  • Market Research & Trend Analysis
  • Policy Analysis
  • Product Research and Development
  • Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Proposal Development
  • Quantitative Research and Survey Methods
  • Qualitative Research and Focus Groups
  • Social Marketing
  • Strategic Planning and Alliance Building
  • Survey Design and Analysis