Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

Strengthening the Kenya National Food Fortification Programme to improve the health and nutritional status of poor and vulnerable groups

03/09/2018 - 13:57
Agriculture and Food Safety

Most fortified flours are beyond the reach of the poor and vulnerable households and packaged flour is not routinely consumed by rural and urban poor households.

Most fortified flours are beyond the reach of the poor and vulnerable households and packaged flour is not routinely consumed by rural and urban poor households. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of cereal millers to deliver micronutrient rich staple foods to target populations, particularly women, girls and children who are most vulnerable to malnutrition.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology will work in collaboration with the Kenya National Food Fortification Alliance (a public-private partnership led by the Ministry of Health bringing together all key stakeholders involved in food fortification including the Kenya Bureau of Standards, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Premix-Suppliers, industrial players (flour, oil, salt) and consumer organisations)   

Food fortification with single or multiple micronutrients has been reported to improve nutrition and health standards of entire populations. However, rural and urban poor communities in many cases source their flour from Micro Small and Medium Scale Millers most of whom lack the capacity to fortify flours. 

 

Total cost (EUR): 4 000 000.00

EU contracted amount (EUR): 3 200 000.00

Duration: January 2017 - December 2022

Implementing organisation: JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

Funding instrument: DCI - Food Security

Benefitting zone: Kenya

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