IF, HKI, and FFI renew the Smarter Futures partnership with Nouryon
31 January 2019 // 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Smarter Futures partnership in which Nouryon collaborates with the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, Helen Keller International, and the Food Fortification Initiative to improve and increase availability of fortified wheat, maize flour and rice that meets quality and nutrition standards in Africa.
The aim of the partnership is to improve the health of women in childbearing age, adolescents (especially girls) and younger children in Africa who suffer greatly from iron and folate deficiency. The most efficient way of preventing and treating iron deficiency anemia is through fortification of food products with vitamins and minerals that can be readily absorbed by the body. Folates are essential to prevent birth defects. Nouryon can provide one of these vital ingredients, an iron compound, as ingredient to enrich wheat and maize flour. Together with our partners we provide technical support & training to facilitate prevention measures, thereby improving the quality of life for those facing these challenging circumstances.
Did you know?
Nouryon was the first industry and founding partner to Smarter Futures. We are incredibly proud of our long-lasting partnership and are pleased to see that we have successfully expanded Smarter Futures to connect with even more partners.
We strongly believe in the power of working together as partners to truly make a difference in Africa.
Photo From left to right: Lieven Bauwens (IF), Alberto Allegro (Nouryon), Anna Verster (IF) and Juliana Ruparelia (Nouryon).