Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
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.
Reported progress shows that there is positive action for consumers, local manufacturers, and market competition as a whole