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Food Fortification as an Approach to Reduce Micronutrient Deficiencies of Women

by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

In this brochure, GIZ presents its “Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women” (ANF4W) project. As the private sector has a key role in making nutritious foods available, ANF4W was designed as a development partnership with the private sector under the German program to increase and improve the local production of affordable, micronutrient-rich Foods.


A Strategic Alliance to Stop Malnutrition

By Andreas Blüthner, Contribution to the International Yearbook 2010, UN Global Compact

In the contribution to the international yearbook of the UN Global Compact, benefits of food fortification as an intervention to tackle micronutrient deficiencies are presented. The strategic alliance of GIZ and BASF, SAFO, is presented as a best practice case. 


Setting Standards for Business & Developmen: How legal Frameworks can support marked based Nutrition Partnerships

By Dr. Andreas Blüthner and Leonie Vierck, in: European Food and Feed Law Review, 2009 (2), 104-118.

In the article the authors present the context of Public Private Partnerships in general and specifically in food fortification. A concept for standard setting for food fortification is developed. This process consisting of four stages, namely advocacy creation and multi-stakeholder dialogues, technical standard setting, development of a labelling for fortified foods and legislation with enforcement, describe a shift from soft compliance to hard law.


The Fortification of Staple Foods: An investment in the Future – The Way to a Permanent Nutrition Solution

By BASF Human Nutrition, 2015

In this brochure, BASF presents its approach to Food Fortification. Micronutrient – and specifically vitamin A – deficiencies and its consequences are introduced. Furthermore, the fortification of staple foods as an intervention is discussed.


Mandatory and Voluntary Staple Food Fortification in Developing Countries 


Overview of mandatory and voluntary fortification levels for different staple foods by country 


Africa: Food Fortification Regulations

By BASF Human Nutrition, 2002

Overview of mandatory fortification levels for different staple foods in African countries


Food Fortification: A Lasting Nutrition Solution

by Sany Jandali, in BRJ BOARDROOM JOURNAL, 2014, 23-25.

In the journal article, Sany Jandali presents the shared-value approach of the BASF Food Fortification Initiative combining both a positive social impact as well as a business case. Working together in multi-stakeholder partnerships with UNICEF, Helen Keller International, GIZ and GAIN and others ensures a sustainable impact for people at risk of malnutrition.


Stakeholders of Globalization

By Andreas Blüthner, 2004

In the paper presented at the Fourth Annual Kent State University Symposium on Democracy in 2004 Andreas Blüthner analyzes the role of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in supporting private sector companies to respond to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Designed as a cooperative learning platform, the UNGC can be seen as a “soft law treaty” that aims to overcome the challenges of globalization through multi-stakeholder dialogue.


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