← All Portfolio Client: World Food Programme Date: January 24, 2017
There are debates about fortification of food, but it is definitely a valid emergency measure. The World Food Programme (WFP) ran a pilot programme of distributing iron-fortified rice through Mid-Day Meal. The exercise consisted of lifting rice from Food Corporation of India, to get it fortified after selecting a miller, to distributing to schools, and finally to students as cooked lunch. Along the way, there was strict monitoring of quality and documentation.
The result was compared with neighbouring district of Rayagada. The benefit was positive, if not dramatically positive. WFP now wants to go to other state governments to extend the services. DamageControl created a book documenting the whole exercise and results. It was created from scraps of background materials and discussion with officials. Apart from the book, the same information was condensed to create 2 Z-Cards for quick understanding of he project as well as a brief about rice fortification.