Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment to 2020
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 Production of RUFs in Africa (Malawi) continues with intention to build new factory to permit export. New RUTF recipe has completed successful RCT, results published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, August 2017. This recipe has several advantages including being lower cost and more conducive to manufacture in Africa. As such, it is a major advance and facilitator to our commitment.
Basis of assessment Scaling up production of RUTF in Africa appears to be ongoing.