Small scale food fortification
Small scale food fortification Penny Nestel 05.06.98
Re: Small scale food fortification Dominique Bounie 10.06.98
Re: Small scale food fortification Arnold Timmer 10.06.98
Re: Small scale food fortification Florence Egal 26.06.98
Re: Small scale food fortification Annoek van den Wijngaart 09.07.98

Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 18:25:31 +0100

From: Penny Nestel <>

Subject: Small scale food fortification


At a recent meeting with the Micronutrient Initiative, Canada, three Canadian NGOs (CARE, Oxfam, and World Vision) reported that they are working on community-based or small scale food fortification projects in Africa. The potential commodities include corn and millet flour (wheat could also be an option) and a multinutrient premix will be used. Small scale has been defined as less than 3 MT/day.

We would like to know whether other NGOs are working in this area and if they have any resource tools that can be shared or whether they are in need of information. It was suggested at the meeting that it may be useful to set up a network on small scale fortification hence the interest to find out what the various organizations are doing in this area. We will collate all responses received and share it with the responding parties.

Penny Nestel, Nutrition/Research Advisor,

OMNI Project, Washington, DC

Tel: 703-528-7474, Fax 703-528-7480

Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 08:55:07 +0200 (MET DST)

From: (Dominique Bounie)

Subject: Ngonut: Re: Small scale food fortification


Dear Penny

- ACF-France (Fax : (33) 1-, email: ;

contact Yvonne Greletty or Claudine Prudhon) made a few years ago some

studies and trials about the fortification of Unimix-type blended flours

(extruded flours). You should get from them some specifications and results

of their field experimentations

- Nutriset used to provide different multinutrient premixes

(minerals+vitamins) (Nutriset, Bois du Roule, F-76770 Malaunay, France;

T:(33) 2-32 82 86 00, contact Michel Lescanne)

- WFP made some preparatory studies on the fortification of blended flours

at camp level (milling + supplementation). Their intended capacity of

production is perhaps too high compared with your requirements (up to 500

kg/h, as fas as I remember). Contact Pieter Dijkhuizen at WFP-Roma

- Serge Treche developped at ORSTOM-Montpellier a software ("Alicom") for

the automatic optimization of food rations, owing to nutritional

specifications and cost constraints. It could be used to taylor the

formulations in regards to local commodities and addition of premix (Serge

Treche, ORSTOM, Laboratoire de Nutrition Tropicale, 911 Avenue Agropolis, BP

5045, F-34032 Montpellier 01, France, T:, F:

- Following a collaboration with ORSTOM and a french NGO (GRET), we

developped at Lille University a pilot extrusion plant (low price, low

capacity, i.e. <50 kg/h ; see one of my previous contributions to NGONUT).

We are therefore very interested to share any information about the

fortification of blended flours.




Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 11:55:34 +0200

From: Arnold Timmer <>

Subject: Ngonut: Re: Small scale food fortification -Reply


Penny, you could also try:

- Willem Wurdeman at the Royal Institute for the Tropics: +31-20-5688-224; Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands. They have wide experience in setting up small scale blended food production units at community level in several countries.


Arnold Timmer, Nutritionist

Programme and Technical Support Section UNHCR

P.O. Box 2500, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

tel: + 41-22-7397681, fax: +41-22-7397366

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 12:46:00 +0200

From: "Egal, Florence (ESNP)" <>

Subject: Re: Small scale food fortification


More on GRET.

GRET is very active in the field of food fortification (and works with ORSTOM on weaning foods, contact person Jacques Monvois <> Tel; 33-1-40056168) and they have even developed low cost processing lines, which are now being implemented in Vietnam.


From: (Annoek van den Wijngaart)

Subject: Re: Ngonut: Small scale food fortification

Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 16:58:10 +0200


National Food and Nutrition Commission and collaborating partners are

planning to start a trial for fortification of maize meal at hammer-mill level.

National Food and Nutrition Commission

P.O. Box 32346, Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: 260-1-227803, Fax: 260-1-221426



Annoek van den Wijngaart, Associate Professional Officer, Nutrition

World Health Organisation

P.O. Box 32346, Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: 260-1-227803, Fax: 260-1-223209, E-mail: