The Consortium

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, education and services at local, national and international levels. Over 800 people from 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.

Sight and Life (SAL) is a global nutrition think tank, which delivers science-based solutions to eliminate all forms of malnutrition among vulnerable populations. As a pioneer of nutrition solutions, Sight and Life translates nutrition science, fosters public private partnerships and uses consumer insights to develop viable social business models for improved nutrition.   

ETH Z├╝rich (The Sustainable Agroecosystem Group, The Sustainable Food Processing Group and The World Food System Center) commands globally recognized expertise in agriculture, agroecology, food systems, and city region resilience. Moreover, ETH pioneers women engagement in the still largely male dominated agricultural sector, works extensively on value chains, while having global links to C40, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), African cities (RUNRES project), and being involved in building rural-urban links in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) is non-profit organization based in Basel, Switzerland. Its vision is a bright future for smallholder farming. SFSA works with a wide range of partners. Together, they provide smallholders in Africa and Asia with innovations to improve food security, income and resilience.

Swiss Partners

World Food System Center

The World Food System Center at ETH University
The World Food System Center works toward the vision of a healthy world through sustainable food systems. They work across disciplines and scales and in partnerships with key stakeholders to create new knowledge and ensure it is translated into real world impact.


Bangladesh Partners

Mitra and Associates
Mitra and Associates is a pioneer private sector survey-research firm of Bangladesh. Established in 1983, it has gradually grown to be one of the most sustainable and dependable organization in the country for quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation studies and surveys. They aided the NICE Project in conducting baseline surveys.


Kenya Partners

Kula Vyema Centre of Food Economics
Kula Vyema Centre is not-for-profit research and development institute in Kenya pursuing achievement of healthier lives through better food systems and healthier diets. It undertakes research along different food system elements and outcomes, with the aim of transforming and orienting them to provide healthier diets. They aided the NICE Project in conducting baseline surveys.


Rwanda Partners


Dalberg is a mission-driven communications and experience consultancy, which seeks to empower and mobilize people to solve global development challenges by collective, sustained action. Dalberg helped finetune the formative research design and recommended the best methodologies to try and understand the Rwandan consumer and farmer better. Dalberg also provides analysis of the consumer data which they then translate to actionable insights.