LightCastle Partners has recently signed a contract with Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) Bangladesh to conduct a comprehensive value chain mapping exercise for selected nutrition-sensitive value chain commodities (NSVC) in Rangpur, Bangladesh.
Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE), a Swiss private-public consortium comprising Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, ETH Zurich, Sight and Life and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, is committed to improving healthy nutrition through sustainable food production and diversified diets in urban areas.
LightCastle has been onboarded to closely assess the value chains, which include brinjal, bitter gourd, zinc-enriched rice, mango, and eggs and gain insights into the dynamics of these value chains, from production to consumption, to visually represent production locations of NSVC commodities on a holistic map, integrating NICE Farmers’ Hubs, and utilizing satellite data and geographical resources.
The Study Objectives include:
This study is set to unfold over a period of 2.5 months, with activities spanning across the Rangpur district with ambitions to deliver insights and recommendations and enhance sustainable food production and nutrition in urban food systems.