Knowledge bank: Tackling malnutrition using mobiles

A new open-access nutrition knowledge bank with content on good nutritional practices in the form of factsheets and mobile messages is helping to tackle malnutrition in Africa and Asia. The information is freely available in local languages to anyone with a mobile phone and topics include breastfeeding advice for new mothers, practical tips for rearing dairy cows, and growing healthier crops for human consumption. The GSMA mNutrition initiative is funded by the UK Department for International Development and is currently active in Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The project aims to deliver nutrition information to 3 million people in 12 developing countries.  

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.