While the demand for healthier food products is growing across the African continent, a lack of local production, disconnected supply chains, and inefficient distribution make it difficult for healthy food products to reach the right people at the right price.
Village Capital and The Hershey Company are excited to invite you to meet 10 entrepreneurs at the front-lines of working to make nutrition affordable.
After receiving over 200 applications from Ghana, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire, 10 finalists have been selected to attend Accra, Ghana on April 21st for the Affordable Nutrition Forum, where they have the chance to win one $15,000 prize, and one audience choice award to help grow their venture.
Join guests in casting your vote on the day, meeting some exciting entrepreneurs and stakeholders from across Africa, and enjoy yourself with a complimentary drink at the reception afterward!
Why affordable nutrition, and why now? West African economies like Ghana, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire are growing rapidly, yet nutrition for children still lags behind. In Ghana, UNICEF estimates that 57% of children under 5 are anemic, 23% are stunted, and 30,000 children suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition annually. Parents want to invest in their children’s future by making them as ready to learn and grow as possible, but the nutrient-rich foods that fuel that brain power are often inaccessible or unaffordable. This doesn’t just affect children physically - it affects their ability to contrate and focus in the classroom, which ultimately leads to poor results. We know that today's children are tomorrow's entrepreneurs and leaders.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the Affordable Nutrition Forum to be held in Accra, Ghana on April 21st, 2017.