This project was awarded to El-kanis and Partners and is part of the partnership with HarvestPlus and GAIN for the Commercialization of Biofortified Crops (CBC) project. The main objective was to establish the current regulatory frameworks and food industry guidelines on the marketing of biofortified grains, biofortified flour and foods made from biofortified ingredients.
This information will be used to create guidelines documents created for businesses involved in biofortification. It will also be used to identify authorities involved in the creation and endorsement of new standards and regulations in this area.
The research report will be used to;
1. Create a guide for primary producers: how to procure, store, process, store processed food, sell and market VAM and VAC.
2. Provision of technical support to medium and large scale VAM producers in target LGAs: Guidelines for manufacturers in the sale and marketing of foods made from VAM.
3. Identify the stakeholders of interest for the introduction of new standards for the nutrient levels in VAC grain and VAC roots.