New Processing Facilities in Liberia expands production of Super Gari, a fortified blended food.
USAID-Funded Project Brings Soy and Cassava into Battle Against Chronic Malnutrition in Liberian Children
Through a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project, chronically malnourished Liberian children are getting a new source of locally produced nutritious foods made with soy. The Health, Agriculture and Nutrition Development for Sustainability Program (HANDS) is a five year project funded by the USAID Food for Peace Program.
The multi-faceted initiative includes development of a fortified cassava food that is manufactured in Liberia with U.S. soy flour boosting its protein content. Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OICI) leads the project. In addition to WISHH, other partners include: Liberia OIC, Shelter for Life and Malnutrition Matters.
USDA Food for Education Project Helps Liberian Food Companies Make Soy-Enriched Biscuits and Beverages
Nutritious soy foods are giving Liberian children an extra incentive to attend school. Local manufacture of these foods is also giving an economic incentive to their communities.
International Relief and Development is working with WISHH on the three-year effort under USDA’s McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. Local manufacturers are using soy to produce protein-enriched beverages and biscuits.