September 7th, 2017

Global fortification data exchange

Published by FFI, GAIN, IGN and Micronutrient Forum,

This analysis and visualization tool, developed by the Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Iodine Global Network (IGN) and Micronutrient Forum, provides data on food fortification. Food fortification is one of the most scalable, sustainable and cost-effective tools to combat malnutrition. Yet data coverage on this innovative and proven solution is uneven. Therefore this platform has been designed to make existing global datasets open, discoverable and understandable. The Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) includes indicators on food fortification legislation from 1942 to the present as well as available standards, food availability, and intake for over 230 countries.  Users are able to generate custom maps, charts and tables within the tool, or download data for offline analysis. Through this, the tool gives insight into which nutrients are added to foods, and how much of those foods are consumed in a given country. Additionally it shows which countries have legislated standards for micronutrient fortification of foods and how the expansion of fortification legislation has evolved over time, and for which foods.

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