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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), which includes the United Nations, together with the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA), yesterday launched a competition for innovative food production for poor families.
“We look forward to identifying and scaling up innovative, disruptive, appropriate and commercially viable solutions to improve nutrition,” CTA Vice President Daniel Dima said at the launch in Maputo of the Mozambican side of the initiative.
The SUN Pitch Competition is on!
If your business falls under the below categories, get ready to apply. It is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. For more information, visit https://t.co/KEAaHaD3Cj#sunpitchcompetition#scalingupnutrition#nutrition pic.twitter.com/8NtrGlXClC
— SUN Business Network Nigeria (@SUNBizNetNG) August 6, 2019
The competition is powered by the global Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative and aims to link small and medium-sized enterprises to technical assistance services and investment opportunities through a series of national competitions, culminating in a global final in Singapore in April 2020.
The organisers, which include the World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), focus on food design, post-harvest losses reduction , market connectivity and food supply.
The winner will receive a cash prize and technical assistance growing their business idea.
We are excited to launch the 2019/2020 #SUNPitchComp, harnessing innovative solutions for improved #nutrition by connecting SMEs in emerging markets with technical assistance and investment opportunities. Find out more: https://t.co/sP4CUIq5Bn pic.twitter.com/Ktn5QsDo7s
— SUN Business Network (@SUNBizNet) August 1, 2019
“All entrepreneurs who meet the requirements are called to participate in this contest,” the CTA’s Dima said.
The competition, which takes place under the motto “Rethinking Nutritional Innovations”, is touted as “a way of showing ideas, catapulting business and seeking the best experiences and practices in the nutritional market”
The SUN Pitch competition consists of five national pitch competitions to select one finalist from each country to participate in final in Singapore.
Applicants must submit their projects at the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique by November 27 and must take into account the specific objectives of the competition.
Business Support Offices at central and provincial level can help with project design. Interested parties may visit : https://sunpitchcompetition.com/national-competitions/. Mozambicans may also apply HERE
It is estimated that 43% of Mozambican children under the age of five face chronic malnutrition, at an age where the problem is most serious and can lead to life-long consequences.
What is the SUN Pitch Competition?
The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Pitch Competition, organised by the SUN Business Network, harnesses innovative solutions for improved nutrition by connecting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets with technical assistance and investment opportunities through a series of National SUN Pitch Competitions leading up to the Global SUN Pitch Competition.
Through the SUN Pitch Competition, the SUN Business Network aims to showcase a deal flow of nutrition related investments from SMEs that can catalyse innovation in local food systems and improve the affordability and accessibility of nutritious and safe foods for low income consumers across Africa and Asia. Nutrition is both a maker and a marker of sustainable development, and is directly embedded into 12 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SUN UN Network, “Unpacking the Links between Nutrition and the SDGs”).
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