The NICE Project Reflects on Its Efforts to Increase Inclusivity for Women in the Nutrition Space as We Mark International Women’s Day. 

The article was published in The East African Newspaper Edition on 9th March 2024. https://url.uk.m.mimecastprotect.com/s/uYlGCBNN9cVpjRynczAybe?domain=theeastafrican.co.ke “International Women’s Day” is celebrated on March 8th every year. It is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and to raise awareness about the injustices and biases that women face every day. This year’s theme is #InspireInclusion, which …

Empowering City Dwellers Through Education about Nutritious Food

Food is an important part and parcel of life. Without food, we cannot imagine a single day. With “food” we not only mean calories but the nutritious food that protects and builds health. As a part of raising awareness among city dwellers on the importance of nutritious food, NICE has decided to teach and preach nutritious food …

Profits spring from leafy harvests

Climate-smart solutions support production of nutritious vegetables Vegetables are good for consumers’ health and farmers’ incomes. Growing them requires care, however – and enough water. Our work in Kenya includes increasing the productivity of traditional local crops. Calistus Opanga’s Farmers’ Hub (FH) specializes in African Leafy Vegetables. These highly nutritious plants are grown and consumed …

Advancing Nutrition through Agriculture and Livestock Development: The impact of the NICE Project.  

The NICE project introduced the Farmers’ Hub in Rwanda’s secondary cities, empowering farmers through invaluable training and resources to improve their farming practices. NICE has also equipped Farmers’ Hub owners and network managers with mobile smartphones, enabling them to efficiently track their transactions and analyze profits with their smallholder farmers’ activities.    Alivera Mukateganya, a Farmers’ …

Hatching a plan to make a positive difference

NICE helps to provide eggs and meat to Busia County Commercial egg production is harder than it sounds. Combining it with chick hatching and meat production diversifies the business, helps farmers and provides healthy food. An example from Kenya shows what’s possible. Euphemy Aoko already had lots of experience with poultry. But since joining the …

Voices from students: On the way to ensuring nutrition in Rangpur

Nutrition is a vital concept for all and from early on the importance of nutrition should be planted into the brains of each student. The NICE project, amongst other initiatives, digs into nutrition awareness among the education sector, engaging with 40 schools in Dinajpur and Rangpur districts. Let’s explore some of the testimonies involved students …

Empowering women and youth in Rwanda through poultry farming

Poultry farming, as supported by the NICE Project, is transforming communities in Rwanda. Its innovative social business model benefits women and youth, allowing them to achieve economic stability and food security. In Rusizi district, the Ejoheza Bugarama Poultry Cooperative have received 1,000 egg-laying hens and feed to start their activities. Made up of 17 members …

Local government representatives and NICE country managers involved in a peer-learning study tour to Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland

What can cities learn from each other, when it comes to nutritious and climate-friendly solutions? A diverse group of local government stakeholders from the NICE cities (Dinajpur and Rangpur, Bangladesh, Bungoma and Busia, Kenya, and Rubavu and Rusizi, Rwanda) accompanied by the NICE country managers and some consortium staff went on a peer-learning field trip …

A second career that started with chicks

Solar incubation helps more eggs reach urban consumers Eggs can make a valuable contribution to healthy city diets. Solar incubators help urban businesses meet the demand. A woman-led Farmers’ Hub in Kenya shows the way forward. During her business career, Salome Naliaka lived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. After retirement, she moved back to Bungoma …

Empowering Women and Transforming Communities: The Upliftment of Bou Bazar Market in Dinajpur

Over two decades, Dinajpur’s Bou Bazar market stood as an inspiration of women’s empowerment and community development. With around 90% of its sellers being women, this local market is a testament to the progress made in women empowerment in Bangladesh, where women have risen to prominent entrepreneurs. The market, initially home to just a handful …