Marc Van Ameringen has served as the executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition since 2005. Under his leadership, GAIN has become a leading player globally in efforts to end hunger and malnutrition. Prior to joining GAIN, Marc was the vice president of the Micronutrient Initiative. From 1992 to 2002, as director of the International Development Research Centre, Marc supported efforts to build a nonracial South Africa and managed programs across Africa.
Micronutrient deficiencies can cause irreversible damage to a child's physical and mental development. #FutureFortified is a new global effort to end hidden hunger through the scale up of a cost-effective, proven intervention, GAIN Executive Director Marc Van Ameringen writes in this commentary.
Next week's 2nd International Conference on Nutrition in Rome is a critical opportunity to develop a sustainable food system that delivers healthy, nutritious and affordable food to those who need it most. But to end malnutrition, we need a new food system paradigm, GAIN Executive Director Marc Van Ameringen writes.
Despite heavy donor investments in agriculture, food insecurity is still a problem for much of Africa's population. In a guest opinion, GAIN Executive Director Marc Van Ameringen makes the business case for innovation help create cross-sector integration and deliver results.