Small Scale Fortification Network!
The idea for an international
network on the subject of small scale food fortification sprang from the
Micronutrient Initiative meeting recently held in Canada. Local NGOs CARE,
Oxfam, and World Vision, are seeking to exchange information with other
organisations who, like themselves, may have experience of community based
food fortification projects in Africa, or elsewhere. These projects relate
to 'small scale fortification' defined as less than 3MT/day. Potential
commodities include corn, millet and possibly wheat, with a multinutrient
Interested parties wishing to communicate on this topic should do so through Dominique Bounie5 who has offered to collate and disseminate the correspondence.
Below is an outline of the
type of information so far exchanged on this subject:
Field trials conducted a few years ago on fortification of Unimix blended (extruded) flours1.
'Nutriset' provision of different multinutrient premixes (minerals + vitamins)2.
Preparatory studies by WFP on the fortification of blended flours at camp level (milling + supplementation)3.
'Alicom' software developed at ORSTROM-Montpellier by Serge Treche. The software calculates optimum food rations based on nutritional specifications and budget constraints. The package could also be adapted to formulate specifications for adding premix to locally available commodities4.
A pilot extrusion plant (low cost, low capacity, i.e. <50kg/hr) developed at Lille University, France5.
The Royal Institute for the Tropic's (Netherlands) extensive experience in setting up small scale blended food production units at community level in several countries6.
The Zambian National Food & Nutrition Commission's plan to start a trial re: fortification of maize meal at hammer mill level7.
Contacts for further information:
1Claudine Prudhon at ACF-France, Fax: 33-1-45650938. or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2Michel Lescanne, Nutriset, Bois Du Roule, F-76770 Malaunay, France.Tel: 33-2-32 82 86 00.
3Peter Dijkhuizen at WFP - Rome.
4Serge Treche, ORSTROM, Laboratoire de Nutrition Tropicale, 911 Avenue Agropolis, BP 5045, F-34032 Montpellier 01, France; Tel: 33-4-67 41 62 95. Fax: 33-1-67 54 78 00
5Dominique Bounie, IAAL
(Institut Agro-Alimentaire de Lille),USTL (Universitie des Sciences et
Technologies de Lille) - Cite Scientifique, Batiment C6, 59655 Villeneuve
d'Ascq Cedex-France. Tel: 33-0-320434921. Fax: 33-0-3-20434486 e-mail: email@example.com
Internet URL: http://www.univ-lille1.fr
6Willem Wurdeman, The Royal Institute for the Tropics, Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tel: 31-20-5688224.
7Annoek Van Den Wijngaart, Associate Professional Officer, Nutrition, WHO, P.O. Box 32346, Lusaka, Zambia. Tel: 260-1-227803, Fax: 260-1-223209, e-mail: annoek@Zamnet.zm
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Small Scale Fortification Network!. Field Exchange 5, October 1998. p24. www.ennonline.net/fex/5/small