Status of initiative: N/a
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


GIZ, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, local authorities, Project Healthy Children, UNICEF, UN Global Compact
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.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 2
Goal 3
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Director Food Fortification
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: worldwide, developing countries
Date of completion: ongoing
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Dr. Andreas Bluethner,

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