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In 2009, IF together with partners launched Smarter Futures project to work toward preventing problems caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies, that can lead to diseases such as spina bifida, impaired learning capacity, and decreased productivity. Flour fortification is one strategy for addressing such deficiencies because it delivers essential nutrients through staple foods. It does not require consumers to change their eating or buying habits. The aim of Smarter Futures is to improve health in Africa through the enrichment of wheat and maize flour with essential vitamins and minerals. The Dutch government contributed to the project and in its evaluation concluded that the Smarter Futures partnership for Africa and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Premix Facility were among seven projects rated as having “very good overall performance".
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