Africa Improved Foods Ltd.
In 2015, DSM and Africa Improved Foods Ltd. (AIF), a consortium initiated by the Clinton Health Access Initiative including DSM, agreed to invest in a factory to be built in Kigali, Rwanda, to produce fortified foods to fight malnutrition in children and young women. On 31 May 2017, AIF opened its state-of-the-art facility. Its first two products are porridge flours with added milk powder, vitamins, and minerals. The factory employs over 300 staff and also offers 9,000 local farmers a stable, sustainable income for a proportion of their harvest. The factory recently celebrated its first anniversary and will soon have the capacity to feed 2 million people and be able to reduce stunting in Rwanda from 38% to 32% by 2020 - a 6% reduction - bringing hope to tens of thousands of children.