With 140 countries implementing fortification programmes, there is a global need for effective monitoring.
The FORTIMAS methodology uses public-private sector partnerships to collect data on the coverage of fortified foods, and assess improvements in the micronutrient status of populations.
On Wednesday 2 March, the 2FAS-supported research lots presented their work and key findings at an online gathering.
Despite an increasing body of evidence suggesting that food fortification can play a significant role in reducing micronutrient deficiencies, further research is needed to fill important information gaps, and to guide successful policy and programme development and implementation. To contribute to filling these gaps, 2FAS is conducting research in collaboration...
The Kenyan Ministry of Health’s Division of Nutrition and Dietetics held its second Food Fortification Summit in June. The summit, organised by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the European Union, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and Nutrition International, provided an opportunity for stakeholders to review progress in the national food fortification programme, and follow up on actions proposed during the last summit in 2018.Participants comprised government ministers, academia...
The European Development Days (EDD) are being held on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June 2021. This year, the event is online, but the EDD team has created a Global Village where we can chat with each other in a public forum, as well as book one-to-one and group meetings.
2FAS has a stand under the topic ‘Rural Transformation and Food Systems’. Come over and browse the materials we’ve uploaded, message us, or book a meeting with one of our experts.
On Thursday 29th April at 2pm CET, the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification is hosting its fourth webinar in the 2021 virtual series. The webinar will take stock of progress made in industrial fortification across regional economic communities, and examine areas for future development.
This is an opportunity for all of us working or interested in industrial fortification to participate, share our knowledge, and gain insights from experts in the field.
The Kazakh Academy of Nutrition (KAN) is implementing a national programme on the voluntary fortification of edible oil with vitamins A and D, in partnership with Kazakhstan’s Fat and Oil Union, the EU Delegation in Kazakhstan, BASF and 2FAS. The programme aims to strengthen government regulatory capacity for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC); to create a knowledge base to increase commitment to edible oil fortification; and ultimately to promote the mandatory fortification of edible oil in Kazakhstan.
In November 2020, the Micronutrient Forum held its 5th Global Conference, ‘Connected 2020’. Over two weeks, stakeholders from governments, donors, the food industry, agriculture and international development came together to discuss solutions to micronutrient malnutrition. Due to COVID-19, this year’s conference was a virtual event, with live sessions, on-demand webinars, poster presentations, and a host of resources from the global nutrition community.
In 2018, the EU Delegation in Kazakhstan requested technical and strategic support from 2FAS for the voluntary fortification of edible oil. Working in partnership with the Kazakh Academy of Nutrition (KAN) and BASF (a leading supplier of vitamin A premix worldwide) 2FAS supported the design of this project which includes industry analysis; advocacy; assessment of vitamin A stability in fortified oil; and the training of food inspectors and industry technicians in regulatory monitoring. With the help of BASF, the Eurasian Foods Corporation (a national oil producer) has become a pioneer...
The global COVID 19 pandemic, measures taken to reduce its spread, and the broader economic fallout have disrupted food environments around the world. As a result, food availability and access will be affected in both the short and long term. The nutritional status of vulnerable populations will greatly worsen as income poverty shifts diets towards more affordable staple foods, as fresh fruits and vegetables become less available due to disrupted food systems...
The 2FAS team organised a panel discussion at the European Parliament on 5 February, 2020. Co-hosted by MEP Marco Tarabella, the event was attended by participants from international organisations, the private sector, non-governmental organisations and the EU Parliament.
The European Union has invested substantially in developing and scaling-up food fortification programmes as part of efforts to meet the 2030 Agenda. To match this effort, the 2FAS team was asked to provide EU colleagues with greater knowledge of food fortification, and to give a better understanding of the role that the EU can and should play.