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  • Submitted by: The Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Microalage Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM)
  • Topic: Food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture
  • Keywords: Spirulina, Microalgae, food security, malnutrition, agriculture, Private partnership
  • Location: Kisumu, Kenya
  • Date of completion: 2013-12-31
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Deliverables & Resources
IIMSAM Sustainable Spirulina Outreach Program

Partner(s)

IIMSAM, The intergovernmental Institution for the use of Microalgae Sprirulina Against Malnutrition
IIMSAM (ECAP) East and Central Africa Program

Description/achievement of initiative

By utilizing Spirulina to eradicate various pathologies and deprivations associated with malnutrition amongst children and others suffering from malnutrition, IIMSAM aspires to make Spirulina, described by the U.N. world Food Conference of 1974 as the "best food for the future", as a key-driver to eradicate malnutrition and achieve food security.
As part of this commitment, IIMSAM will increase the number of children, pregnant and nursing mothers and other malnourished or undernourished individuals that are currently being helped at the IIMSAM Sheikh Zayed Spirulina Distribution Centre, by 50,000, during the year of 2013.

Implementation methodologies

IIMSAM (ECAP) provides seminars and training workshops for women and male local farmers, local NGO's and decision makers to share knowledge of spirulina cultivation, harvesting and processing.

IIMSAM ECAP beneficiaries include local women and male farmers who will have an opportunity to develop small-enterprises, self-employment and self-empowerment.

IIMSAM and it's strategic working partner MagicLine (European based spirulina supplier) will distribute spirulina to other areas than Kisumu, where malnutrition rates are particularly high.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Seminars and workshops will be held on a bi-weekly basis on a specified location schedule 2013
HIV positive men, women and children will improve their immune systems and increase standards of living 2013
Malnourished children and women will be reduced by 80% 2013
Children and women suffering from severe and moderate anemia will be reduced by 50% 2013
Resources
Type Details
Financing (in USD) $50,000
In-kind contribution Spirulina donated from Magic line Industry (1,000 kg)
Staff / Technical expertise IMSAM's staff and network of technical experts will lend their support
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