More than two billion people around the planet suffer from micronutrient deficiency or hidden hunger. Food fortification has been ranked one of the best investments by the World Bank and Copenhagen Consensus in development in terms of cost effectiveness because it improves people’s health while indirectly boosting productivity and economic progress.
GAIN will be co-hosting the #FutureFortified summit together with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania as part of a global effort to reinvigorate interest, awareness and investment in food fortification.
The summit will bring together experts from the nutrition and development communities as well as governments, academics, technical supporters and donors to beneficiaries past and present to discuss and debate – presenting in-depth analysis and impact assessments, important and power case study examples of food fortification programs as well as learnings and challenges to build on so effective food fortification efforts can carry on delivering in the future. There will be a number of themes including the roles of industry, government, academia and civil society; improving compliance and measurement; cost-benefit analysis; modelling potential for impact and the required investments.
To find out more about the #FutureFortified summit, please look out for more details on #FutureFortified on Twitter and Facebook and if you’d like to register your interest for attendance to the summit please visit the GAIN website on May 5.
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