ICON is part of a holistic vision of development around nutrition and focuses its actions on the entire agri-food distribution chain from field to plate. In particular, ICON aims to accelerate and support production, distribution and consumption of highly nutritious local food products for communities and markets in West Africa.
This project is structured around the following aspects:
Build a network of strong social entrepreneurs to address agriculture and nutrition issues to improve business integration, market expansion and sharing of skills.
Create added value for local nutritious products and increase sales and revenue.
Disseminate social and technical innovation to local partners and producers and educate consumers and advocate for consumption of local nutritious foods.
Activities of ICON will therefore concretely contribute to increasing agricultural production and productivity of local nutritious foods among its members and partners, add substantial value to local products for consumers in regional markets and allow them to increase their consumption of nutritious local foods.