This snapshot reports sets out the work of GAIN’s partners to employ food fortification as one way to improve the nutritional quality of the diets of vulnerable and food insecure people across the globe. GAIN’s programmes reach almost a billion people in 40 countries, mainly in Africa and Asia. The report focuses on partnerships between business, government, international agencies, donors and international networks. The report gives an overview of the evidence and power of fortification, GAIN’s food fortification programmes, the global status of fortification (by food vehicle) and outlines lessons learned. It shows how fortification can be a strong pillar of the new food security system: it is a proven intervention, low cost and is relatively easy to implement, because it uses existing food value chains and requires little change in consumption habits. It addresses urbanisation, changing food systems and volatile food process, giving recommendations on how to adjust and maximise the impact and reach of fortification initiatives.
This resource presents evidence or data but has not been peer reviewed