The Food Fortification Programme (FFP) is a five-year programme funded by UK aid from the British people. It is managed by Mott MacDonald in partnership with Nutrition International.
Mott MacDonald is a management, engineering and development consultancy delivering solutions adding value to many areas of everyday life – from transport, energy, buildings, water and the environment to health and education, industry and communications. It has worked in Pakistan for many years.
Nutrition International, formerly the Micronutrient Initiative, is one of the world’s leading experts in nutrition and food fortification. Based in Canada, NI is an international not for profit agency that works to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies in developing countries.
Given the major public health challenge of micronutrient malnutrition in Pakistan, the Food Fortification Programme (FFP) has been established. FFP will provide support to industry to adequately fortify wheat flour and edible oil/ghee in Pakistan, the Government to improve food fortification regulatory system, awareness raising and generating evidence to formulate relevant policies to combat micronutrient deficiencies in Pakistan.
The overall objective
FFP seeks to contribute to the improvement of the nutritional status of people in Pakistan, particularly women of childbearing age and young children.