In January, Fortify Health’s founding team conducted a visit to India. Our aim was to learn about project opportunities to contribute to ongoing efforts in food fortification.
We learned critical information about the food fortification landscape and norms in India, including challenges and progress, as well as identifying specific programmes we could start up. To understand the complexities of fortification in India, it is important to be aware of the Indian government’s safety net programmes and food industry norms. Read our background notes to learn more.
We spoke with key players in fortification, meeting with the government’s Food Fortification Resource Centre and a range of NGOs working in flour or rice fortification: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), PATH, Food Fortification Initiative, Nutrition International and World Food Programme.
We have published summary notes from key conversations, which you can find below:
Food Fortification Resource Centre
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Food Fortification Initiative
Nutrition International (awaiting review)
World Food Programme
From these conversations and from our own models and cost effectiveness analysis, we have developed several project proposals for fortification projects we believe to be highly impactful. These will be online and publicly accessible soon.