Ecuador Milk-based Fortified Complementary Food Product Project
Through the GAIN-International Finance Corporation Nutrition Trust Fund, GAIN supports the Agrícola Ganadera Reysahiwal (AGR), a subsidiary of Favorita Fruit Company to develop, market and distribute a semi-solid dairy-based fortified complementary food product aimed at children 6 months to 24 months old.
The goal of the project is commercialize the fortified product in low income regions in Ecuador through AGR’s distribution network comprised of 60,000 corner stores. Government assisted child nurseries will also be explored as an alternative channel of distribution to reach the lowest income segments of the population.
At full scale, the project expects to achieve a rate of production that will benefit up to 11,400 children per day.