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Nutrition in a bag

Date Published: 
02/14/2012
Summary: 

Rural women entrepreneurs in Rajasthan produce a nutritious food supplement as take home rations for pregnant mothers and underfed infants. (..) The supplement, which goes under the label of ‘Raj Nutrimix', has been developed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and in consultation with the Government of Rajasthan. (..) “We discovered that producing this supplement is a perfect fit because it addresses two urgent needs: An uninterrupted supply of nutritive food and a regular source of income for poor rural households,” says Dr Nikhil Raj of WFP, who coordinates this project.