Business

Valid Nutrition

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Non-workforce commitments
New commitment - added in 2017 Scaling up production of innovative efficacious recipes of Ready to Use products, produced locally, for treatment of both severe, moderate acute and chronic malnutrition. Our emphasis on manufacture in developing countries, is intended to stimulate improvements in agricultural markets and food manufacturing industries, providing jobs and an economic boost.
Reported progress

Following a 15-year R&D programme, we have successfully developed an amino acid-enhanced plant-based ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) recipe. This will allow, for the first time ever, alternative choice and genuine competition in this market. Furthermore, it will enable local manufacturers in Africa to be much more competitive versus those supplying from offshore. In addition to the benefits to economies and societies in developing countries, this is positive for consumers (i.e. the children we are trying to help) and, of course, the governments, citizens and donors that fund procurement of RUTF. Our objective now is to work with stakeholders to scale up manufacture in Africa and to continue to innovate with effective, affordable and appealing products that provide choice to customers and consumers for the treatment and prevention of malnutrition.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

Reported progress shows that there is positive action for consumers, local manufacturers, and market competition as a whole