ARUSHA, TANZANIA — #FutureFortified Global Summit on Food Fortification is planned Sept. 9-11 at the Naura Spring Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania.

The three-day global summit is part of an international effort to reinvigorate interest, awareness and investment in food fortification. Food fortification is one of the least expensive and most effective nutrition interventions to tackle hidden hunger on a huge scale. The Summit will forge a vision and strategy for fortification to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and beyond.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is hosting the event along with the government of Tanzania. It is being co-convened by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, UNICEF, World Food Program and African Union.

During the summit experts will present in-depth analysis and impact assessments, case studies, interviews and perspective from all those that are engaged in food fortification (small and large) from donors to delivery partners, advocates, policy makers, academics, regulators and technical supporters, those involved in processing, to beneficiaries past, present and future.

Technical and practical sessions will present successes and challenges, the latest evidence, and what still needs to be done. There will be panel discussions with leading experts from various disciplines, plenary and breakout sessions, and field visits. Themes will include the roles of industry, government, academia and civil society; improving compliance and measurement; cost-benefit analysis; modelling potential for impact and the required investments.

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