Devex is the world’s leading source of news and information on international development cooperation, humanitarian relief and food security, serving more than half a million public, nonprofit and private sector professionals and 1,000 organizations in more than 100 countries with the information they need to advance their business and careers. Our motto is "Do Good. Do It Well.™" because we believe a more efficient global development industry can change the world, reduce poverty and hunger, and expand opportunity for all.
ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit that means business with a mission to promote economic opportunities worldwide. ACDI/VOCA recognizes that in order to succeed in our mission, we must address the complex issue of global food security. Our approach to food security targets the most vulnerable and builds on our experience strengthening value chains and market systems. To maximize sustainable impact, we integrate proven practices, promote local ownership, and encourage broad-based participation and private sector alliances. We work in local and regional markets to increase the availability and quality of foods and improve consumer access to and consumption of nutritious foods.
Since the founding of Chemonics in 1975, we have worked side-by-side with the people and institutions we serve to bring the right ideas and tools, design integrated approaches, and deliver innovative solutions that drive meaningful change. Our facilitative approach to agriculture and food security work is multi-faceted: we assess the value chain; focus on problems and bottlenecks; and develop targeted, market-driven solutions to improve agriculture productivity and sales. Simultaneously, we address food security for vulnerable populations, ensuring improved livelihoods for smallholder farmers and stable access to nutritious food.
Fintrac Inc., a woman owned and US-based consulting company, develops agricultural solutions to end hunger and poverty. For nearly 25 years, we have worked with local and global partners to increase production, improve postharvest handling, add value, and develop markets and competitive value chains for the world's most vulnerable farmers and communities. Fintrac’s proven methodology has produced dramatic improvements in yields, incomes, health, and food security. Since 2000, we have contributed to the food security of 4.5 million people through our integrated approach that addresses all constraints along the agricultural value chain.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization launched at the UN to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. GAIN acts as a catalyst – building alliances of governments, business and civil society - to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition. GAIN believes that everyone in the world should have access to an affordable, healthy and nutritious diet and is working to improve a billion people’s diets by 2015.
As the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé’s mission is to lead the industry in nutrition, health and wellness and to create a more sustainable, healthy future for society. Nestlé is committed to creating value for everyone they touch, including consumers, stakeholders, employees, the communities in which it operates, and society as a whole. This approach, called Creating Shared Value, is fundamental to Nestlé’s way of doing business. Nestlé in the U.S. recently released its 2013 Creating Shared Value Report,* which highlights specific sustainability commitments and progress in nutrition, environmental impact, social impact, rural development and responsible sourcing, and water. Nestlé in the U.S. is comprised of Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Nestlé Nutrition North America, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, and Nestlé Health Science.
Tetra Tech provides industry-leading solutions to tackle the world’s most complex development challenges. Our approach is based on principles of capacity building and stakeholder engagement. We use innovative technologies and apply best practices—including proven monitoring and evaluation tools and successful public-private partnerships—to ensure sustainable development and local ownership long after a project is complete.