Healthy Diets for Tea Communities is one such programme – led by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition(GAIN) and the Ethical Tea Partnership – it aims to improve the diets of tea workers, farmers and their families in Assam, Kenya and Malawi.
The programme is tailoring its approach for each community. It will increase food knowledge and choices through training, street theatre and cooking demonstrations. And it will increase access to the right kinds of food, working with families to plant vegetable gardens and fruit trees and helping to provide fortified lunches at work. It will also work closely with businesses and governments to promote the importance of investing in workforce nutrition.
The programme aims to reach 877,000 people between 2020 and 2023: 175,500 farmers and workers directly, and 702,000 people indirectly, as farmers and workers share their knowledge with their households.