Submitted on Mon, February 25, 2013
Nutrients for All Globalizer Summit
Connecting Social Entrepreneurial Innovations Along the Nutrient Value Chain
The challenge: broken nutrient value chains
Around the world, in developed and developing countries alike, neither people, food nor land are being fully nourished. As a result, people's chances of physical and cognitive health are decreasing. Worker capacity is reduced. Food and farming systems are at risk. Forest, grasslands, watersheds and soils are deteriorating. In short - the world's nutrient supply chain is broken, with alarming consequences.At the same time, however, economic and technological innovations along a "nutrient value chain" highlight big trends and opportunities for transforming land, food and health management into vigorous, nutrient-rich systems. In doing so, they create value within and across agriculture, food processing and health industries. Focusing foremost on full-nourishment outcomes (rather than discrete inputs) in people, food and land opens up critical insights, opportunities and questions - including how social and economic innovators connect with other key players in society to develop and spread solutions. More information on Ashoka's Nutrients for All Initiative >>> . More innovative approaches sourced can be found on Changemakers.org.
The Nutrients for All Globalizer Summit, June 3-4, Frankfurt, at KfW
The Nutrients for All Globalizer Summit convened leading social entrepreneurs who innovate along the different stages of the Nutrient Value Chain (Agriculture & Ecosystems / Food Processing & Distribution / Health & Vitality), selected business leaders across the agriculture, food and health industries, entrepreneurial policy makers and non-profit leaders. It highlighted and provided insights into exciting innovations in these different fields and open opportunities for participants to co-create initiatives to full nourishment. Read about the findings on FORBES>>> and a series of video interviews>>>.
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