Food Fortification Initiative

Food Fortification Initiative

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    The BASF Food Fortification initiative seeks to reduce micronutrient deficiency of low-income population groups in developing countries. In order to achieve this objective BASF trains local food producers and provides them with technical expertise they need to fortify staple food with vitamin A.

    Project objectives

    Provide partners with high-quality vitamin A; provide partners with test-kits to measure vitamin A content in staple food; offer technical training to local producers.

    Strategic Alliance of GIZ and BASF for the Fortification of Oil and other Staple Foods (SAFO), which aimed to mitigate vitamin A deficiency, one of the most common forms of malnutrition. SAFO has reached more than 140 million people with fortified staple food.
    Participation on GIZ project Affordable Nutritious Food for Women (ANF4W) to increase the local supply and demand of affordable nutritious food focusing on women of reproductive age.

    Project URL

    Sustainable Development Goals

    2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well-being

    Regions / countries / territories

    Europe: Germany

    Issue areas

    Food and Agriculture


    Existing partners

    GIZ, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Local Authorities, Project Healthy Children, UNICEF, UN Global Compact

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    NGO Global; NGO Local; UN Entity

    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.
    • This initiative is seeking additional partners.