wheat field

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.

Latest news

  • | October 2014 |
    ICORD meeting on the societal value of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatments of Rare Diseases put emphasis on the importance of the folic acid fortification. Read more
  • | August 2014 |
    Smarter Futures project was awarded a top score in the Dutch evaluation of 39 Schokland and Millennium grants. Read more
  • | June 2014 |
    Smarter Futures partner, HKI, presented a poster entitled “Implementing large scale food fortification in Tanzania: Lessons learned” at the Micronutrient Forum in Addis Ababa.
  • | May 2014 |
    One of our long-standing partners, the Flour Fortification Initiative (FFI), is changing its name to the Food Fortification Initiative as it expands its work to include rice. Read more
  • April 2014 |
    We are proudly introducing our brand new publication: a guide for Fortification Monitoring and Surveillance called FORTIMAS. You can access it from the top menu or by clicking here.
  • | March 2014 |
    WHO, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR) published recently A manual for programme managers: on birth defects surveillance.
  • | January 2014 |
    You can now access the full report from the Cost and Economic Benefit Training Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • | November 2013 |
    Use our Advocacy Toolkit to promote folic acid fortification in your country!
  • | 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.
Smarter Futures Steering Group

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.