The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020.

ICON project



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Local products to promote healthy eating in Africa

The Innovative Cooperative for Optimal Nutrition (ICON) was launched in March 2018 in Burkina Faso by 16 Ashoka fellows, with the aim of supporting the consumption, production and trade of local, highly nutritious food products through a new collective brand. Its Director General Lamisse Kandil looks back at the efforts made to establish the ICON Africa label as a guarantee of health and nutritional quality and a model for sustainable development.

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  • Feb 12


    General assembly meeting of the ICON project

    The General assembly meeting of the Innovative Cooperative on Nutrition (ICON) gathers all its 16 Ashoka fellows members, in Dakar, Senegal to review all the activities carried out since its last meeting in March 2018 in Ouagadougou, Burkina and validate the action plan for the next 12 months.

    Dakar, Senegal

  • Mar 20


    Innovative Cooperative for Optimal Nutrition (ICON) in Africa

    With one in four people in sub-Saharan Africa undernourished, Africa is the continent most affected by hunger and malnutrition. Rapid population growth is undermining the capacity of countries to sustainably source food and guarantee access to major food products. Changing food consumption habits – for food that is imported and not very nutritious – coupled with unstable food prices also co…