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ICT and AG Profile: Parmalat

This profile discusses Parmalat, a large-scale dairy company, which is using a direct deposit scheme to pay its network of small-scale milk farmers in Zambia.

ICT and AG Profile: Dunavant

This profile discusses Dunavant, the largest cotton company in Zambia, which is pilot testing the use of e-vouchers that are redeemable for cash, merchandise, and other services including school fees.

Food Aid and Food Security in the Short and Long Run: Country Experience from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

This document, produced under a primer series on social safety nets, assesses the role of food aid in improving food availability and food access. It is based on a synthesis of experiences in four countries:  India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Zambia. It concludes that food aid does not have to create negative impacts, particularly if it is tied to the development of infrastructure that supports production and market linkages, avoids creating negative price effects for food producers, and reaches the food insecure.

Market-based approaches to nutrition improvement and food security and linkages to agriculture: TechnoServe’s Evolving Strategy

This presentation by TechnoServe presents the organization's strategy for improving nutrition through its work with the private sector. Five strategies are outlined: nutritional reviews, food fortification, commercialization of nutritious food, crop diversification, and encouraging embedded nutritional services by value chain actors. The presentation briefly examples two examples of how this strategy could be applied.