Public Panel Discussion: Fighting the "Hidden Hunger"
Entrepreneurial and Social Innovations to Overcome Malnutrition
Monday, June 3, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, on the premises of KfW, Palmengartenstraße 5-9, Frankfurt/Main, with subsequent evening reception.
Why is the focus on calories and proteins insufficient, and sometimes even counter-productive? Why are established corporates but also social entrepreneurs eager to move into this field? What is the impact of industrialization of food production on nutrition in the global south? Given the expected growth in global food demand, is fully-nutritious food destined to be a luxury affordable and available good only to the few? These questions will be discussed by:
Prof. Dr. Konrad Biesalski (University of Hohenheim, author of the book "The hidden hunger")
Bill Carter (Director of Ashoka's Nutrients for All Initiative)
Marc van Ameringen (Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, tbc.)
Sylvia Banda (Social Entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow, founder Silva Food Solutions, Zambia)
Andreas Blüthner (Director - Food Fortification & Partnerships, BASF)
The panel discussion is open for the broader public. Please register for the event here>>>
Nutrients for All Globalizer Summit
Connecting Social Entrepreneurial Innovations Along the Nutrient Value Chain
The challenge: broken nutrient value chains
Around the world, in developped and developping countries alike, neither people, food nor land are being fully nourished. As a result, people's chances of physiacal and cognitive health are decreasing. Worker capacity is reduced. Food and farming systems are at risk. Forest, grasslands, watersheds and soils are deteriorating. In short - the wolrd's nutrient supply chain is broken, with alarming consequences.At the same time, however, economic and technological innovations along a "nutrient value chain" highlight big trends and opportunities for transofrming land, food and health management into vigorous, nutrient-rich systems. In doing so, they create value within and across agriculture, food processing and health industries. Focusing foremost on full-nourishment outcomes (rather than discrete inputs) in people, food and land opens up critical insights, opportunities and questions - including how social and economic innovators connect with other key players in society to develop and spread solutions. More information on Ashoka's Nutrients for All Initiative >>> . More innovative approaches sourced can be found on our online Innovation Competition>>>.
The Nutrients for All Globalizer Summit, June 3-4, Frankfurt, at KfW
The Nutrients for All Globalizer Summit will convene leading social entrepreneurs who innovate along the different stages of the Nutrient Value Chain (Agriculture & Ecosystems / Food Processing & Distribution / Health & Vitality), selcted business leaders across the agriculture, food and health industries, entrepreneurial policy makers and non-profit leaders. It will highlight and provide insights into exciting innovations in these different fields and open opportunities for participants to co-create initiatives to full nourishment. Please note that the participation at the conference on June 04 is by personal invitation only. If you're interested in participating, please contact email@example.com.
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