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.
GAIN is working with Project Healthy Children to help improve nutrition in Liberia by supporting a program to accelerate food fortification in a country which is battling Ebola.
The assessment from the Government of the Netherlands highlighted the important role and impact that the GPF has played in its three areas of focus: procurement, quality and financial access for premix. It also noted the GAIN and GPF’s recent growth intro broader Quality Assurance and Quality Control technical assistance.