MSMEs and the informal sector

To enable consumers to increase their consumption of sustainable nutritious foods, more of these foods must be supplied to the FE. Improving the quality of the foods, snacks, and beverages offered to consumers requires key decisions made by wholesalers, processors, caterers, and retailers about what to sell and how to sell it.

This Research Topic will generate knowledge about the MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) and informal actors in rural and urban areas making these decisions and will use that knowledge to identify and promote scalable, evidence-based innovations and policies to help those actors increase their delivery of sustainable nutritious foods while promoting increased decent employment among youth, men, and women. For the first three years (2022–2024), we plan to fully implement the work in three countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Vietnam).

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