Currently, there are no events planned. Please check back later.
favorite_border
 
Wed, 28 Feb
Join us these year at the Sankalp Africa Summit for an exquisite event. We are delighted to announce that David Kamau will…
 
favorite_border
 
Wed, 15 Nov
A diet low in whole grains is the second greatest dietary risk factor for death according to the 2017 Global…
 
favorite_border
 
Mon, 13 Nov
In celebration of the 5th annual International Whole Grain Day, the Whole Grain Initiative is hosting three events in three…
 

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.

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.

Fortifying the Unfortified

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

Fortified Cereal-based Milk

National Council for Nomadic Education school feeding program for pastoralist communities (mainly in arid lands)

Retail Model for MNPs/MMS

Test MNP retail model for MNPs with support from WFP/ MoH and last-mile distributor to define best retail strategy & drive institution demand for MNPs

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, eggs, 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 wholegrain (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 wholegrain
  • By 2031: Scale up in 9 countries across SSA, reaching ~27m beneficiaries

Kenyans consuming healthier and nutritious fortified wholegrain and multigrain meals

local millers trained and equipped to supply fortified wholegrain flour to schools

kMT production and consumption of locally produced fortified wholegrain flour