This figures is equivalent to half of Afghan population estimated in slightly over 30 million.
Vegetable Oil Producers, Wheat Flour Millers, Equipment…
The partnership has recruited the largest vegetable oil producers and wheat flour millers exporting to or producing in Afghanistan, while equipment and nutrient blends will be provided to industry along with training for quality assurance, the UN reported.
“Chronic malnutrition, especially among women and children, is a terrible burden for the people of Afghanistan, both in terms of health and economic productivity,” the WFP Afghanistan Country Director and Representative, Louis Imbleau, said in a news release.
“Micronutrient fortification is a cost-efficient intervention that can really help tackle this problem.”
WFP, the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting global hunger, is a key player in Afghanistan’s efforts against malnutrition and hunger. In January 2012, the agency contributed $3 million to a food voucher project which continues to function as a safety net against high food prices for Afghanistan’s urban poor.