1. NOOTRI RANGE:
Nootri range is a set of porridge flours made to complement the dietary needs of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, as well as older infants above six months. They have been enriched with the essential vitamins and minerals required for the healthy growth of children. These products are produced from locally grown mixed grains of soy and maize.
With the use of European technology, these products meet the global standards of production of nutritional complementary foods. The products will be available in retail outlets across Rwanda and the East African region.
2. SOLUTIONS ADDRESSING MALNUTRITION:
WFP: Africa Improved Foods manufactures SuperCereal Plus as a flagship product in our solutions addressing malnutrition. SuperCereal Plus is a Fortified Blended Food (FBF) of partially pre-cooked and milled cereals, fortified with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and usually mixed with water and cooked as porridge.
Super Cereals were formulated in 2010 to replace corn/wheat/rice soya blends, a fortified blended food used for decades to treat moderate acute malnutrition (MAM), support pregnant and lactating women and increase the intake of micronutrients of target populations.
It was discovered that besides being bulky and containing an incomplete range of vitamins and minerals for MAM treatment, the corn/wheat/ rice soya blends also lacked dried skimmed milk and other easily absorbed nutrients.
GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA: Food insecurity remains a significant threat in Rwanda. Many children are chronically malnourished and underweight prompting the Government of Rwanda to find a lasting solution to food insecurity and malnutrition. This is where AIF Rwanda comes in. Together with other development partners, AIF Rwanda now produces the Shisha Kibondo product range for the Government of Rwanda. These products will be freely distributed to the most vulnerable population segment in the country with the intent to address malnutrition and stunting.
Shisha Kibondo flour is used to make a highly nutritious complementary porridge for infants and young children older than 6 months. The porridge is a complementary food that contributes to a child's good health and development while they continue to breastfeed to at least two years of age. It is a blend of maize, soya, milk powder, sugar, vitamins & minerals.
Shisha Kibondo flour for mothers is used to make a highly nutritious porridge for pregnant or breastfeeding women. The porridge is essential in contributing to a good health of the mother and her unborn child. It is a blend of maize, soya, vitamins and minerals.
3. OTHER PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES
With a fully fledged and operational state of the art production plant and our FS22000 Certification in progress, AIF Rwanda is ideal for partnership with both local and international food processors and brands.