GAIN has created ENABLE, a platform of integrated services to establish, maintain, optimize and regulate food fortification and safety programs. ENABLE builds on the highly successful GPF that has enabled local food companies in Africa and Asia to secure easy access to high quality, safe, and affordable vitamin and mineral premixes.
According to the World Food Programme, close to 3 million severely food and nutrition insecure Somalis require urgent humanitarian assistance amidst severe drought across the Horn of Africa, while another 3.3 million need support to avert crisis. An estimated 363,000 children aged under 5 are acutely malnourished, including 71,000 who are severely malnourished and face a high risk of disease and death.
After seven years of operation, the GAIN premix facility (GPF) is continuing to go from strength to strength. So far it has sourced over USD59 million worth of vitamin and mineral premix, delivered across 43 countries, helping to improve nutrition for an ever-growing number of people in developing countries.
The Quality Improvement Network is a public-private partnership project focusing on the improvement of food safety and quality in Ethiopia under the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM). One of the key components is the scaling up and improvement of facilities of the Bless Agri Food Laboratory in Ethiopia.
Walk into a pharmacy, small shop or supermarket in Abidjan, the largest city in Cote d’Ivoire, and you’re likely to see Marie Konate’s brightly coloured children’s cereals for sale. Marie’s company Protein Kissèe-La (PKL) gets feedback from customers bi-annually but most don’t comment on the fact that they contain 11 vitamins and seven minerals.