Large-Scale Food Fortification: Building Nutritious, Resilient & Sustainable Food Systems
Currently, USAID and global partners are elevating large-scale food fortification (LSFF) which entails improving the nutritional quality of a food item during the processing stage. A resilient and sustainable food system includes processed foods that meet quality and safety standards, including LSFF standards for staple foods and condiments. Fortification provides a safety-net for essential vitamins and minerals, and protects households and families when they are unable to afford or access a diverse diet. It is a solution that has a 100-year track record of success.
USAID is well-positioned to continue leading efforts for LSFF through global leadership, context-specific expertise, and partnerships with governments, private sector, and civil society.
LSFF should be an integral part of all Feed the Future programs and can deliver results across the three Strategic Objectives of the Global Food Security Strategy, including our work in private sector engagement and food system policy work.
Please read this advocacy brief to learn more.