Changing Nutrition at the National Scale
The collective impact approach to achieving mandatory food fortification legislation across east Africa
Fortification, or the process of adding essential vitamins and minerals to food, is one of the most cost-effective and direct interventions to addressing malnutrition. Legislation mandating the fortification of all types of flour is currently enforced in 64 countries worldwide; 12 of these countries in Africa required compulsory wheat and or maize flour fortification. GAIN recently offered support to three east African countries working to make food fortification mandatory: Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Here is how governments worked together with local food producers to improve the nutritional quality of food.