The NICE Project facilitates locally-led action for improved nutrition in low and middle income countries through agricultural, food and health sector collaborations, and public-private engagements, with strong emphasis on the role of women and youth entrepreneurs.
The Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE) Project is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It focuses on six initial secondary cities in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Rwanda to improve health and nutrition and contribute to reducing poverty for populations of city regions, especially women, youth and vulnerable groups.
Working closely with the Local Authorities in the NICE cities, NICE facilitates strong urban governance structures, involving women and youth, and incentivises improved food systems. The project works to strenghten linking between demand for and production and availability of nutritious foods produced using agroecological practices. Further, the city-knowledge hubs ensure horizontal and vertical exchange, thereby shaping urban-rural food environments and informing national and global policies.