Developing a local plant-based Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for Eastern Africa


GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 2





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About the project

UK-registered Partner: Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich – Aurelie Bechoff
Africa-registered Partner: Equatorial Nuts Processing Ltd – Samuel Maina

Globally 14.3 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), of which about 1 million die annually. Our project will develop an optimum plant-based formulation with locally grown ingredients in Kenya that is also safe for children’s digestive system to treat SAM.


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