Kenya

About Kenya

Kenya is an East African nation with an Indian Ocean coast. It includes the magnificent Great Rift Valley, lakelands, savannah, and mountainous highlands. It is the 48th largest nation in the world with a population of 56 million.

Fortification & Food Safety Program

Fortifying the Unfortified

Enable informal small-scale mills to process and fortify ‘Whole grain/Multigrain’ flour using low-cost equipment

Other Initiatives
  • Large-scale aflatoxin control among small-holder farmers, leveraging post-harvest centers & Warehouse Receipt Systems
  • Mid-size mills compliance
Fortifying the Unfortified

Enable informal small-scale mills to process and fortify ‘Wholegrain/Multigrain’ flour using low-cost equipment

Other Initiatives
  • Large-scale aflatoxin control among small-holder farmers, leveraging post-harvest centers & Warehouse Receipt Systems
  • Mid-size mills compliance
  • Use institutional to build/utilize supply capacity, raise standards, and catalyze retail demand, especially through school feeding e.g. ECD and primary school feeding programs to stimulate wholegrain maize consumption
  • Focus on food that is culturally acceptednutritious and climate-smart e.g. wholegrain flour, millet, sorghum and sweet potatoes
  • Building the missing middle of informal processors and farmers supplying into institutions and retail channels e.g. posho mills, improving production and livelihoods
  • Drive supply of local supporting products and services  by working with local fabricators $ tollers, and local entrepreneurs
  • Focus on improving crop yield, food safety and quality
  • Work with small-scale / micro mills to transform the informal sector- including posho millers- by building capacity for fortification & food safety to supply schools, consumers
  • Introduce and scale up fortified whole grain (FWG) meals in school feeding programs to improve nutrition and health amongst children
  • Establish large-scale aflatoxin testing and control program – from farmers to millers – supported by a real-data surveillance system
  • Demand creation for consumers and advocacy for gov’t regulations

What was done so far:

  • Kenya: Piloting fortification mixer prototype in 11 schools with 3 small / informal (posho) mills
  • Partners: DSM, Rockefeller Foundation, WFP, Farm-to-Market Alliance, Vanguard, ATO

What is planned to scale:

  • Next phase (2023-26): Kenya (scale-up), Rwanda (scale-up), Burundi, Uganda, Others (Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana)
  • Increased onboarding of schools and millers
  • Demand creation activities to grow consumer demand at the posho and community level for fortified whole grain
  • By 2031: Scale up in 9 countries across SSA, reaching ~27m beneficiaries

Impact Potential for Kenya by 2031:

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Kenyans consuming healthier and nutritious fortified whole grain and multigrain meals

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local millers trained and equipped to supply fortified whole grain flour to schools

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kMT production and consumption of locally produced fortified whole grain flour

Social and Behaviour Change Communication Posters

Media