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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

Provide partners with high-quality vitamin A; provide partners with test-kits to measure vitamin A content in staple food; offer technical trainings to local producers

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

GIZ, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, local authorities, Project Healthy Children, UNICEF, UN Global Compact
Progress reports
Goal 2
Goal 3
2008 – 2012
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.
2013 – ongoing
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.
Staff / Technical expertise
Director Food Fortification

Basic information
Time-frame: 2003 - ongoing
Partners
GIZ, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, local authorities, Project Healthy Children, UNICEF, UN Global Compact
Countries
Contact information
Dr. Andreas Bluethner, Director BASF Food Fortification initiative, andreas.bluethner@basf.com
United Nations