Commitment to Action

GAIN East Africa Premix Hub

Commitment by

Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition (Gain)

In 2011, GAIN committed to extend and scale up its 2007 commitment to build a global procurement facility for vitamins and minerals (the GAIN Premix Facility) with a new initiative in East Africa to establish a local distribution hub for premix vitamins and minerals and to serve producers of fortified foods in the East Africa region. The commitment aimed to form a local premix hub in Kenya to allow local food producers to source premix, as opposed to sourcing it from Europe. This change was designed to significantly reduce lead time and allowed the supply chain for fortified foods to work more effectively, with better quality and response time. GAIN also hoped that local procurement of premix would encourage and catalyze market growth of fortified foods produced in the region for commercial use, contributing to longer-term food security and access to nutritious foods.

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Commitment

GAIN East Africa Premix Hub

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$40,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ETHIOPIA, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH AFRICA, Tanzania, UGANDA

Commitment by

Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition (Gain)