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Boosting the capacities of small-scale producers and small and medium-sized enterprises for the nutrition of the most vulnerable









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    Business profiling and nutrition assessment of agrifood small and medium-sized enterprises and enterprise support organizations
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    2024
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    This report presents the findings of an analysis of the business profiling information and capacity gaps of agrifood small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and enterprise support organizations (ESOs) across Ethiopia, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Papua New Guinea and South Sudan. This activity was carried out as part of a project under the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM), currently known as Flexible Voluntary Contribution (FVC).The data collected and the analysis provide valuable insights to policy makers and practitioners into the capacity and learning gaps to be addressed and of the challenges that SMEs and ESOs face in the targeted countries.  The results showed that most of these enterprises are micro-enterprises, almost half are managed by women, and they develop a diversified portfolio of activities including production, processing, and retailing mostly in grains value chains. Most agrifood SMEs mentioned the following as their primary business challenges: limited access tofinance, input costs and infrastructure development.
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    Business profiling and nutrition assessment of agrifood small and medium-sized enterprises in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mali
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    2024
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    This report presents the findings of an analysis of the business profiling information and capacity gaps of agrifood small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and enterprise support organizations (ESOs) across Ethiopia, Malawi and Mali. The data collected and the analysis provide valuable insights to policymakers and practitioners on the capacity and learning gaps to be addressed and on the challenges that SMEs and ESOs face in the targeted countries.  The results showed that most of these enterprises are micro-enterprises, almost half are managed by women, and they develop a diversified portfolio of activities including production, processing, and retailing mostly in grain value chains. Most agrifood SMEs mentioned the following as their primary business challenges: limited access to finance, input costs and infrastructure development.
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    Leveraging small and medium-sized enterprises for nutrition-sensitive food systems in Viet Nam 2021
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    This short paper provides an overview of some of the key nutrition challenges faced in Viet Nam. While highlighting the importance of adopting nutrition-sensitive food systems approaches, the brief proposes entry points and recommendations for leveraging the role of local small and medium-sized enterprises to improve nutrition.

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