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about_3,soekirmanpidato“It is my pleasure to provide you with KFI website in which you will find information about our main activities and achievements of the past year. We have gone through a very exciting period and witnessed a number of significant developments – all of which leading us closer to the goal of decreasing malnutrition in Indonesia.

Perhaps most importantly, on the occasion of the National Nutrition Day this January, we officially launched our Vitamin A Fortification Project in cooperation with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). There was intensive media coverage as we celebrated this event and participated in a Dialogue on Nutrition with public and private stakeholders as well as civil society.

GAIN and KFI have been working together to promote vitamin A fortification since October 2010. It is worth noting that our cooperation with GAIN has been made possible with substantial support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH who assisted us in the formulation of a proposal on expanding cooking oil fortification to a national program by the year 2015.

Congratulating KFI and the Ministry of Health on their joint initiative, Marc van Ameringen, Executive Director of GAIN, stated that the new project intends to make an “important contribution to the health of the Indonesians”. Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih stressed that “malnutrition is still a serious problem threatening Indonesian children” and added that “the government will carry out food enrichment and supplementation as part of their preventive measures in tackling malnutrition” (quoted in: Jakarta Post, 26 January 2011).

At this, we can expect 2011 to bring a lot of important issues to the national debate on food fortification in Indonesia. Among others, we anticipate that fortification will become mandatory and that all cooking oil distributed in this country will be fortified with vitamin A.

We would like to thank all international partners who supported us during the past year and are looking forward to continued and good cooperation in the future, with the goal and the hope of preventing malnutrition in the entire Indonesian population.”

Prof. Soekirman (Em.), Bogor Agriculture University (IPB), Chairman of KFI

Background

KFI is a non-profit independent foundation, established in 2002 and its charta was renewed in 2010. It was founded by Prof. Soekirman, Suroso Natakusuma, and Budianto Wijaya concerned with the fortification of food through public and private partnership.
The vision and mission is to create a health, intelligent and productive society trough improvement of nutrition by promoting food fortification in Indonesia.
The mission is firstly the knowledge of food fortification, improve the concern and participation of industries, society and the government and the food fortification programme. Secondly, to advocate the importance of food fortification as part of various efforts in improving food and nutrition, health, intelligence and productivity. Thirdly, to become the governance partner in the formulation of policies, regulations and laws, and its implementation in food fortification. Lastly, to provide data and scientific information for food fortification.

Struktur KFI

In promoting public private partnership KFI involves the following agencies: Bappenas, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry, Food and Drug Agency (BPOM), food industries, universities, and NGO’s. In developing fortification activities, KFI networks with UN-agencies, international agencies as well as other civil societies, such as UNICEF, MI (Micronutrient Initiative), HKI (Helen Keller International) and GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition).

KFI has developed national strategies for food fortification, advocated nutrition policy and fortification, conducted several in-depth research studies, assist the government in promoting and implementing food fortification policies, organised workshops, and engaged in providing technical assistance. KFI has networked with all important international agencies concerned with nutrition and food fortification.

You can find further information about our projects and cooperation with the public and private sector on this website.

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