Millers Change the Game for Food Fortification

WEF Meeting 2023 Discussing Food Fortification

Food fortification has been recognized as a highly effective intervention to counter malnutrition, and it has been the subject of events and commitments at the Davos World Economic Forums before. But millers – shorthand for the food processors who produce fortified staples, including rice, flour and oil – have not historically been at the centre […]

Stronger Together: How the Food Fortification Ecosystem Can Fight Malnutrition

Stronger together – how the food fortification ecosystem can fight malnutrition by supporting small and medium-sized millers What do the World Food Programme, BASF, Royal DSM and Nigeria Flour Mills have in common? They all recognize the key role of small-scale and medium-sized millers to bring food fortification to scale, as part of national strategies […]

Uncovering the true cost of stunting to the private sector

Uncovering the true cost of stunting to the private sector – and how tackling it can save lives, as well as boost profits With global food, fuel and fertilizer prices soaring, WFP predicts that the 276 million people already facing acute food insecurity, could rise to 323 million by the end of the year. The […]

Driving social impact for women in the RMG industry in Bangladesh

The ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh has been a catalytic engine of economic development and social impact for the last four decades. It contributes 83% share of the country’s total exports[1] and has been a consistent force behind an impressive GDP annual growth of over 6% since 2005[2]. It has also been a driver […]

A sustainable equitable food system needs to be nourished at the source

COVID-19 has exposed many of the vulnerabilities in our food system, one of which is just how reliant global supply chains are on people’s well-being at every step of the journey. The small-scale farmers in emerging markets who produce much of the world’s food ingredients, live in countries that face high rates of malnutrition, with […]

Accessibility and affordability of healthy foods for all

Among the major inequities in the food system is the accessibility and affordability of nutritious and healthy foods across the world. Currently, around 26% of the global population experiences moderate to severe levels of food insecurity and lacks regular access to nutritious and healthy food. Vegetables, fruits, and nuts that are high in essential nutrients are often less […]

Food Fortification – An Enriching Opportunity

There is a simple, cost effective and large-scale nutrition intervention that you have almost certainly benefitted from – but likely never heard of. Your children, parents, grandparents, and many millions of others have benefitted from it too. This intervention has been saving and improving lives since 1924. It is simple, cost effective and can prevent […]

Aligning Business Reporting on Nutrition

According to the 2020 Global Nutrition Report , “one in every nine people in the world is hungry, and one in every three is overweight or obese.” [1] With the private sector being the provider or the producer of our food, it seems therefore logical and critical to have strong business accountability to support better practices of business for […]

How Can We Produce Enough Protein to Feed 10 Billion People?

Accessible, affordable, healthy and sustainable protein is critical to human nutrition and economic development. Yet academic analysis shows it will be impossible for a global population of 10 billion – a figure expected around 2050 – to consume the amount and type of protein typical of current diets in North America and Europe if we want to […]