The NICE consortium

ETH Zürich (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 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.

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.

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.   

In NICE, the work around governance and systems is led by Swiss TPH. The measures to increase the availability and production of agroecological foods is led by Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) with the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology (ETH). The knowledge and demand generation side is led by Sight and Life (SAL), with Swiss TPH involvement to engage the health and education sector. Learning and scale-up is led by ETH with support from all consortium members, and drawing on established links to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)