Second Global Summit on Food Fortification

The Second Global Summit on Food Fortification is a focal point of worldwide efforts to invigorate interest, awareness and investment in Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) and biofortification1 – two population-based interventions with enormous potential to contribute sustainably to reducing and preventing micronutrient deficiencies globally.

The Summit aims to build consensus around the most important tasks to be completed to ensure that large scale food fortification is optimally scaled according to global need and that existing food fortification programs are expanded, improved, monitored, and sustained effectively to achieve health impact. This summit will also explore potential complementarities between industrial fortification and biofortification as well as lessons learned from industrial fortification that are relevant to scaling biofortification efforts. Other themes to be featured in the Summit agenda include:

  • A review of global and national progress made in fortification efforts since the Arusha Summit;
  • The complimentary roles of industry, government, academia, and civil society in ensuring the success and sustainability of fortification initiatives at national, regional, and global levels;
  • Improving monitoring and ensuring quality and compliance of fortification across locally produced and imported food, bridging agriculture, trade and health systems;
  • Measuring impact and using data for advocacy, to increase accountability and to ensure evidence-based decisions; and
  • Improving national programs through advocacy, technical assistance, consumer activism and civil society engagement.