Action - Nutrition International - Bangladesh - Rice fortification

Programme: Nutrition International - Bangladesh

Programme description

Fortifying commonly-eaten grains such as wheat, maize flour and rice is among the easiest and least expensive ways to prevent disease, strengthen immune systems and nurture a healthy and productive next generation.[1] Nutrition International leads and supports grain fortification efforts in low- and middle– income countries through a number of programs. 

In Bangladesh, rice fortification is supported by the government, and The World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting rice fortification in 12 districts with funding from the Netherlands government. Under a joint workplan, NI and WFP agreed to support the government and rice millers with capacity building towards strengthening the supply chain, monitoring, quality control, awareness creation and production of fortified rice in 35 upzillas from 2017 onward. NI also developed standard operating procedures and provided training for the rice millers, as well as established a local laboratory capacity for the testing of fortified rice kernels and fortified rice product.

This intervention is being implemented in partnership with Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs, Ministry of Food, Department of Women Affairs, Directorate General of Food, Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution, Institute of Food Science and Technology, WFP and Rice Millers. It is being implemented sub-nationally in 3 upazillas of 12 districts (Kurigram, Sirajganj, Bogra, Shatkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Gopalganj, Bhola, Gazipur, Sylhet, Sunamganj and Netrokona). Funding for this program began in 2015 and will continue until 2020.

Programme type

Community/sub-national

References

Status: 
On-going

Start date:

2015

End date:

2020

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