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Why a cooperative to promote nutrition?

African social entrepreneurs-supported by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-Operation (CTA) and Ashoka (the worldwide leading network of social entrepreneurs)- have launched the Innovative Co-operative for Optimal Nutrition (ICON) to accelerate the consumption production and trade local highly nutritious food products.

ICON’s aim is to create a framework of exchanges and actions to ensure the food optimisation from the farm to the table, achieving a larger collective economic, social and environmental impact on nutrition in Africa.

ICON works around a common goal, fight malnutrition in Africa, notably through the creation of common brand, a quality charter, a distribution platform and awareness-raising actions on malnutrition.