DSM, UN World Food Programme strengthenexisting partnership

DSM, UN World Food Programme strengthen the existing partnership

5:31 AM, 25th January 2013
DSM, UN World Food Programme strengthen the existing partnership
Feike Sijbesma, Chairman and CEO, DSM.

HEERLEN, THE NETHERLAND: Royal DSM, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed an agreement extending their existing partnership for three years (to 2015) to combat hidden hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. DSM and WFP will seek to double the number of people who benefit from their work together, from the current annual reach of 15 million to 25-30 million per year by 2015. The strengthened partnership will focus on pregnant and nursing women, young children and vulnerable households.

Through the partnership with WFP, DSM has used its unique scientific expertise in health and nutrition to develop micronutrient innovations that meet the specific nutrition needs of the people WFP supports, including ready-to-use sachets of vitamins and minerals that can be added to food. DSM has also helped WFP improve the formula of its fortified blended foods.

“DSM’s mission is to provide brighter lives for people today and generations to come. Our partnership with the UN WFP is about improving nutrition and fighting micronutrient deficiencies. As the world’s largest producer of vitamins and other micronutrients we have a clear responsibility to help solve the globe’s most solvable problem: hidden hunger. DSM is immensely proud of our partnership with WFP and intensifying this successful relationship has yielded the ambitious plan of more than doubling the number of beneficiaries over the next three years,” said Feike Sijbesma, Chairman and CEO, DSM.

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