Who We Are
Sustainable Diets for All is implemented by the following network of programme partners in five countries: Bolivia, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia. The programme is coordinated by Hivos and the International Institute for Environment and Development and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
MIGA works with the culinary sector to find and promote the flavours of Bolivian food heritage and gastronomy. Through their work, they promote knowledge which in turn generates processes of economic, social, cultural and environmental development from a vast network of Bolivia’s regional kitchens.
Fundación Alternativas is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable alternatives that address food security issues in cities across Bolivia. Alternativas bring civic, public and private sector actors together to influence the design and implementation of public policies, programs and initiatives that allow citizens and communities to demand their universal right to food.
La Casa de les Ningunes is an urban community group dedicated to finding solutions to social and environmental problems in La Paz. La Casa de les Ningunes’s work on food and nutrition gives consumers, especially young people, information about healthy and sustainable diets and promotes affordable alternatives to highly processed foods. La Casa is a key part of Bolivia’s conscious food movement.
Tanoker supports local community development in Jember Regency, East Java, through the promotion of healthy and diverse diets, especially for children. Tanoker develops the capacity of local food and culinary MSMEs to promote the consumption of healthy food and facilitates a range of annual community food events. Tanoker’s priority is to create a regional policy framework to support healthy diets in Jember.
Association for Women in Small Micro Business Assistance (ASPPUK) (with Switch Asia)
An umbrella organization of 54 CSOs/NGOs spread across Indonesia covering over 3,500 producers (90% female). ASPPUK’s priority is to advocate for local government support on initiatives for consumption and production (SCP) of food. ASPPUK provides capacity building and awareness raising workshops for local producers on SCP standards and potential replication, community business development and marketing. ASPPUK also organizes awareness raising workshops for local and national retailers on relevant SCP standards and potential replication.
Non-Timber Forest Products – Exchange Program (NTFP-EP) Indonesia (with Switch Asia)
An umbrella organization of over 60 NGOs/CBOs working with forest-based communities to strengthen their capacity in sustainable management of natural resources in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. NTFP-EP Indonesia’s priority is to strengthen the linkage between sustainable food producer groups and retailers and consumers. NTFP-EP Indonesia– as the secretariat of People’s Harvest (PARARA) network – promotes the linkage between sustainable food producer groups in their network with retailers and consumers via their bi-annual national-level People’s Harvest Festival and some other local festivals. NTFP also provides capacity building on SCP practices for SME retailers.
The Anglican Development Service–Central Rift (ADS-CR) works in the Central and South Rift region, implementing community-based poverty reduction and social development projects. ADS–CR improves the livelihood of marginalized communities and addresses issues of food security, water access and sanitation, environmental conservation, health and social development. It also supports civic education and advocacy locally.
Building Eastern Africa Community Network (BEACON) is a regional network of church-based and non-governmental organizations that work with communities to improve governance, natural resource management and economic justice in the East and Horn of Africa. BEACON works towards the creation of a just, peaceful and sustainable society through capacity development, policy, research and advocacy.
Slow Food Uganda brings together stakeholders such as farmers, communities, fishermen, policy makers, researchers, vendors and chefs to improve diets and food and nutrition security in Buikwe district of Uganda. Slow Food promotes protects and preserves plant biodiversity, particularly related to indigenous foods for low income rural and urban populations.
Volunteer Efforts for Development concerns (VEDCO) supports small and medium farmers and their organisations to achieve food and nutrition security, and increase agricultural trade. VEDCO promotes 'diet champions' that influence local policy to support the successful production of indigenous vegetables and increased dietary diversity. Their work serves as the link between citizens and policymakers at the community level.
Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC) is a research-based development non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a focus on food security and agribusiness development. KRC hosts multi-stakeholder meetings called ‘food labs’. The labs assess local food systems from the collective perspective of citizens, including low-income farmers, informal food sector workers, women and young people. KRC research and development activities are used to influence attitudes, policy and practice and government and market actors.
Food Rights Alliance (FRA) is a coalition of NGOs working on food security and sustainable agriculture. The FRA builds knowledge and broad-based cross-sector engagement to aid multi-stakeholder influencing of national agriculture and nutrition policy, planning and investment.
Consumer Unity and Trust Society Zambia
The Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) Zambia is a research and policy institute that works on consumer issues, trade, development and economic governance. CUTS’ work on food systems promotes the production and consumption of food that is safe, diverse, nutritious and affordable by undertaking evidence-based projects that influence consumers to improve their diets and market actors to produce or sell healthy foods.
Zambia Alliance of Women (ZAW) is a women led NGO that empowers women to take charge of their lives through the promotion of gender equality and equity, environmental sustainability and social justice, so that the right to a healthy life is enjoyed by present and future generations. ZAW focus areas are sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy and women's rights.
Civil Society Organisations Scaling Up Nutrition - Zambia
CSO-SUN Zambia is a movement of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working to raise the profile of nutrition within Zambia’s development agenda. CSO-SUN works with key government actors to influence national and local policy and raises awareness of the importance of diverse diets through the media and community engagement.
Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) is an anti-poverty advocacy network of over 75 CSOs working at national level and in five of the poorest provinces in Zambia. In the agriculture sector CSPR has mobilised communities and small-scale farmers to demand improved implementation of agriculture diversification programmes and also coordinated CSO input into the national development plan, agriculture policies and strategies on crop diversification.
The Alliance for Zambian Informal Economy Associations (AZIEA) is an umbrella organisation that supports associations of informal workers such as marketers, street vendor sand cross border traders. AZIEA educates members on their civil and workers’ rights, establishes formal bargaining structures between government and informal economy workers’ and campaign for policies and laws that address the needs and rights of informal economy workers.