Nutrition International, in collaboration with Mott MacDonald, is implementing a large-scale food fortification program in 56 districts across Pakistan to support the national and provincial governments’ fortification efforts.
Widely consumed wheat flour and edible oils will be fortified with essential micronutrients to reduce deficiencies in iron, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, particularly among women and children.
This project supports the fortification of wheat flour and edible oil by:
- Building capacity of millers on fortification processes and quality assurance and quality control, and providing testing equipment to ensure adequate fortification
- Building public sector capacity to improve standards and legislation, and improve lab infrastructure of regulatory bodies so they can enforce fortification standards
- Establishing a market-led premix supply chain to facilitate fortification
- Commissioning microfeeder installations to add vitamins and minerals to the flour at the majority of wheat flour mills
- Promoting the benefits of fortification for communities through public awareness and education campaigns to increase demand and promote fortified food consumption
- Evidence generation for informed decision making and action by commissioning high quality research into food fortification practices and policies, equipping all stakeholders with powerful arguments in favour of fortification