Fortifying staples in Africa

Aliko Dangote
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The Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Food Initiative is forging new partnerships between business and government. This article from Aliko Dangote, President and CEO of Dangote Group, is a great read from the perspective of African business and sets out the business imperative to address malnutrition in all its forms in order to boost Nigeria’s prosperity.

Among possible nutrition interventions, Dangote hails food fortification, and partnership with the food processing industry, as ‘one of the most powerful.’ He speaks to the potential role of African food processors in driving down micronutrient deficiencies, but flags the costs and challenges to small and medium businesses to complying with fortification standards that can help contribute to improved nutrition outcomes.

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