Publication date: January 2003
Source: Nutrition International (formerly the Micronutrient Initiative)
In the rural areas of many Southern African countries, foods are processed at the village or household level and where populations are often the most micronutrient deficient. Fortification of foods in these areas has to occur in small, decentralized, local mills to reduce micronutrient malnutrition.
This report summarizes findings from country-level studies in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For each country, an in-depth background review report presents important issues to fortification via SHMs as well as indicative poverty data. Country study reports provide country-specific analyses, insights, findings and recommendations.
The “Policy Analysis Guide on the Workability of Fortification via Service Hammer Mills” sets out key policy and regulatory requirements and operational performance requirements via SHMs.