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 & vulnerable groups.
Working closely with the City Local Authorities, NICE will facilitate stronger urban governance structures, involving women and youth, and incentivise improved food systems. The project works to increase the availability and production of healthy, local, agroecologically produced foods. In tandem, NICE increases knowledge of, and demand for, nutritious and agroecologically produced foods. Further, the city-knowledge hubs ensure horizontal and vertical exchange, thereby shaping urban-rural food environments and informing national and global policies.