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Summary: The World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner agencies have long been recognized for their ability to deliver food to deprived and resource -poor people all over the world. Relatively little is known about the efforts it puts in place to check that the food they supply provides vitamins and minerals and not just calories. As a result of that, the technology of cereal flour fortification with micronutrient (vitamin/mineral) premix was transferred in twelve communities in the Upper East, Upper West and the Northern regions of Ghana. This was organized as part ofWFPIUNICEF joint project on Tackling Malnutrition in Northern Ghana using fortification of their staple foods (cereal flour) with six vitamins and two minerals as a means of meeting their nutritional needs. A hand-operated mixer designed and fabricated at the CSIR-Food Research Institute was employed for the mixing process. The training sessions were also facilitated by the use of a poster which showed step-by-step procedures. A Group discussion approach was adopted to help participants feel a sense of ownership of the programme and to also
appreciate the intervention.

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