Commitment to Action

Making Nutrition More Effective through Innovation

Commitment by

Edesia, Inc.

In 2014, Edesia committed to expand its current facility to take action on the urgent need for new food innovations to meet the needs of the world's malnourished children, especially those under the age of five, who, if they manage to survive, are almost always doomed to a life of poor health and low productivity, fueling an endless poverty cycle for his or her family and community. As part of this expansion, Edesia committed to plan and build the 'Edesia Innovation Center.' This Center, the first of its kind in the United States, will include an R&D Laboratory and R&D Pilot Plant, and utilize testing capacities inside the plant's new state-of-the-art Quality Laboratory and achieve increased cost efficiencies and significantly higher volumes to reach 230% more malnourished children each year. The Quality Laboratory will provide additional microbiological testing and chemical testing abilities, and is expected to focus mainly on ready-to-use foods that are peanut/nut, soy, and dairy based fat spreads in the first three years, and expand into new product types. It will be a research site that offers international development agencies the ability to test new product specifications or variations prior to large-scale procurement.

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Commitment

Making Nutrition More Effective through Innovation

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Africa, Middle East & North Africa

Countries

GUATEMALA, HAITI, MEXICO, South Sudan, Syria, UGANDA

Commitment by

Edesia, Inc.