Towards Ending Malnutrition in Africa

The Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM) is a public-private partnership which aims to improve supply and access to affordable nutritious products and in doing so, reduce mineral and vitamin deficiencies by 20%

AIM Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition

The Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM) is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands, Unilever, DSM, AkzoNobel, Wageningen University and ICCO. AIM was launched in May 2009 during the GAIN Business Alliance Global Forum and its goal is to eliminate malnutrition for 100 million people in Africa by 2015. AIM represents an opportunity to combine the know-how of major players in the food and nutrition industry in six countries: Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana and Mozambique. To reach its target the effort will focus on jointly developing and piloting innovative models to reach low income populations, by engaging them not only as consumers, but also as producers, suppliers or distributors in the value chain. It will also seek to improve supply and access to affordable nutritious products. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies will be reduced by 20 percent. AIM focuses on targeting vulnerable populations, such as mothers and children.


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) - The Netherlands

    Funding Agencies
    Netherlands | Staff size: Unknown

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes the interests of the Kingdom abroad. The Ministry coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy at its headquarters in The Hague and through its...

  • Unilever

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Unilever PLC is a British–Dutch multinational consumer goods company. Its products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care...

  • Royal DSM

    Goods Supplier
    Netherlands | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Royal DSM is a multinational life sciences and materials sciences-based company. DSM's global end markets include food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical...

  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    Staff size: 51-100

    Today at least one in three people on the planet are consuming nutritionally poor diets. Poor diet is a driver of malnutrition in all its forms: from undernutrition and...

  • Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO) duplicate

    Staff size: 101-250

    Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation (ICCO) is an inter church organization for development cooperation that was set up in 1964. It gives global financial support and...

  • AkzoNobel

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    AkzoNobel is a global paint and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is consistently ranked as one of the...

  • Wageningen UR (University & Research)

    Netherlands | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation.

    ‘To explore the potential of nature...

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LocationSub Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique
  • Start Date 2009