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.
National flour fortification programmes have been introduced at an increasing rate over the past 15 years around the world. The key requirements for successful implementation are the supply of vitamin and mineral premixes and the installation and use of micro dosing feeders. Micro dosing feeders can also be used for adding flour improver ingredients to enhance the baking performance of wheat flour bakeries.