Smarter Futures is a project which provides technical support and training for flour millers, government food control staff, and other stakeholders in Africa with regard to fortification of wheat and maize flour with vitamins and minerals. Adding vitamins and minerals to flour is economically viable and cost effective. Improving the nutritional value of people’s diets through fortification of flour will improve people’s health and well-being and lead to smarter futures.
- | November 2013 |
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- | October 2013 |
The Smarter Futures Steering Group met in The Hague to review the proposed work plan for 2014. During the meeting they were joined by Paulus Verschuren, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands) who was briefed on the Steering Groups deliberations.
From left to right: Fred Grant, Regional Nutrition Program Advisor, Helen Keller International; Kees Oudijk, Business Development Manager Ferrazone, Akzo Nobel; Scott Montgomery, FFI Director (Chair); Paulus Verschuren, Special Envoy Food and Nutrition Security for Development, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Lieven Bauwens, Secretary General IF; Anna Verster, Senior Advisor FFI/Smarter Futures (secretary); Ronald Afidra, FFI Africa Network Coordinator.