The Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE) project connects the demand and supply side of food systems, engages women and youth, and builds local governance capacity in two secondary cities (SCs) each in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Rwanda.
Sight and Life is a partner in a Swiss consortium alongside the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Together, this partnership will implement the NICE project, working across the agricultural, health and education sectors to improve urban diets in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Emphasis is placed on increasing the production and demand for local, diverse, and agroecologically produced foods, and on making food value chains more nutrition-focused. This multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral collaboration brings together city authorities, local businesses, and civil society, and creates a dynamic network of city learning hubs for dissemination and scale-up.