Fortified food—persuading the private sector to do good

by IRIN News

Fortified biscuits on sale in Afghanistan—getting to the consumer is the trick. Photo: Khalid Nahez/IRIN

With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to get, food aid. And yet around a quarter of small children in Nigeria are underweight, and around 40 percent are stunted; they do not get enough nutritious food to reach their full physical and mental potential.