BASF Food Fortification initiative
Description/achievement of initiative

The BASF Food Fortification initiative seeks to reduce micronutrient deficiency of low-income population groups in developing countries. In order to achieve this objective BASF trains local food producers and provides them with technical expertise they need to fortify staple food with vitamin A.

Implementation methodologies

a) Provide partners with high-quality vitamin A.\\r\\nb) Provide partners with test-kits to measure vitamin A content in staple food.\\r\\nc) Offer technical trainings to local producers.


GIZ, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, local authorities, Project Healthy Children, UNICEF, UN Global Compact
Deliverable Date
Strategic Alliance of GIZ and BASF for the Fortification of Oil and other Staple Foods (SAFO), which aimed to mitigate vitamin A deficiency, one of the most common forms of malnutrition. SAFO has reached more than 140 million people with fortified staple food. 2008 2012
Participation on GIZ project Affordable Nutritious Food for Women (ANF4W) to increase the local supply and demand of affordable nutritious food focusing on women of reproductive age. 2013 ongoing
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Director Food Fortification

Action Network
  • Global Compact
Dr. Andreas Bluethner, Director BASF Food Fortification initiative,

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