Day: August 21, 2017
Written by Lydia on August 21, 2017Addictives . Delicacies . Food News . Home
Stakeholders in the food processing sector and development agencies have reportedly strategized on measures to improve local processing of fortified foods in Nigeria and the sub-Saharan African region.
Thiis is following the success achieved in the fortification of some processed food products like salt, cooking oil, cereal flour and wheat flour.
Leveraging on Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods (SAPFF), a four-year initiative by TechnoServe and Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) to support local food processors in producing more fortified foods to combat malnutrition, the stakeholders note that food fortification remains one of the cost effective interventions that can be used for development.
Speaking at the unveiling of the project in Lagos, recently, the Minister of Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah said there is a need for government and local processors to collaborate to achieve the objectives of the project.