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.
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
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Director Food Fortification