We advocated with several governments and industry on the importance of policies that promote or secure food fortification. This work contributed to several countries, including Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, either passing legislation mandating fortification or adopting revised standards to ensure all producers were meeting the required quality levels.
In Pakistan, we launched a second phase of the Food Fortification Programme, continuing to work closely with the government and industry to ensure critical micronutrients are available to the general population through the fortification of both wheat flour and oil. A new value addition to the project is the digitization of oil fortification quality assurance data and quality control systems.
At the global level, we continue to be an active player in furthering the food fortification agenda. In the run up to the UN Food Systems Summit, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) and the Nutrition for Growth Summit, we worked with partners to launch a new commitment guide on staple food fortification, which urges relevant stakeholders to take smart pledges to use fortification to improve nutrition and strengthen food systems. At the food systems summit, along with other key food fortification partners, we pitched for a game-changing solution to modernize the micronutrient value chain through food fortification.