Can Fortification Be Implemented in Rural African Communities Where Micronutrient Deficiencies are Greatest? Lessons from Projects in Malawi, Tanzania, and Senegal

Industrial fortification of staple cereals, fats, and oils has been successful in decreasing the burden of micronutrient malnutrition. The authors of this document review the history, progress, and sustainability of community-level fortification within an integrated nutrition and health program in Malawi, Tanzania, and Senegal. The authors conclude that, in the absence of strong community capacity, it may be better to promote medium-scale fortification initiatives that link to home-based fortification efforts.

Food Nutr Bull. 2015