More wheat flour, maize flour, and rice fortified in 2017

Partnerships highlight FFI's 2017 Annual Report

21 March 2018

In 2017 we celebrated our 15-year anniversary by highlighting 15 individuals who are fortification champions. Without our prompting, these individuals all mentioned partnership as a key to sustainable fortification programs. Their comments are featured in our 2017 Annual Report.

Another feature of our Annual Report is our yearly estimate of the amount of industrially milled wheat flour, maize flour, and rice that is fortified. These numbers include fortification in mandatory programs as well as voluntary efforts.

Results from our annual survey indicate that 87.8 million metric tons of industrially milled wheat flour was fortified in 2017, up from 85.4 million metric tons in 2016. Yet more wheat flour was industrially milled in 2017. Consequently, 31% of industrially milled wheat flour was fortified in 2017, compared to 34% in 2016.

We also estimate that 17 million metric tons of industrially milled maize flour was fortified in 2017, an increase of 2 million metric tons compared to 2016.

The amount of industrially milled rice that was fortified increased from 1.1 million metric tons in 2016 to 1.7 million metric tons in 2017.

See the Annual Report for information on how we made these estimates and what countries are primarily responsible for the differences from 2016. See the profiles for specific country information.

The 2017 Annual Report highlights our collaborative efforts on scaling up rice fortification, developing the Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx), and building capacity in Africa.  The 2017 Annual Report also includes results of efforts to document country’s monitoring programs, a map of countries with fortification legislation, a list of Executive Management Team members, our annual donors, and instructions for how to donate to FFI.

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