Wednesday, 19 September 2012

MALNUTRITION: Fortified foods program aims to alleviate malnutrition in Afghanistan

Published on September 14, 2012 at 7:17 AM · 
"Large vegetable oil and ghee producers and wheat flour millers exporting to -- or producing in -- Afghanistan are important partners in this process, with responsibility for micronutrient fortification locally, and for ensuring that people have access to fortified staples through existing markets," Van Ameringen states. "As Afghanistan's future hangs in the balance with donor funding decreasing and U.S. and NATO forces continuing their withdrawal from the country, the need for long-term, sustainable programs like the partnership -- that are driven by local markets -- will be increasingly essential towards Afghanistan's development," he writes, adding, "Beyond making good investment sense, it is about transforming lives" (9/12).

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