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The feasibility of mandatory fortification of cereals in Botswana
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Cereal fortification in Botswana is not mandatory. Therefore, it is not widely practiced in the commercial milling industry. However, in the case of maize milling, which is done by large-scale companies, fortification is currently done on a voluntary basi

Research Group
 Incomes, Welfare and Poverty

Date
  24th January 2012

Author
 Tebogo B. Seleka; Patricia M. Makepe; Pinkie Kebakile; Letsogile Batsetswe; David Mmopelwa, Keleswetse Mbaiwa and Jose Jackson

Keywords
  Cereal fortification; Food - Nutritional content ; Cereals - Nutrirional value

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Cereal fortification in Botswana is not mandatory. Therefore, it is not widely practiced in the commercial milling industry. However, in the case of maize milling, which is done by large-scale companies, fortification is currently done on a voluntary basis. The feasibility of mandatory fortification in Botswana would depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the cost of the fortificant, the structure of the milling industry, institutional and regulatory arrangements, and so on. This publication makes a number of recommendations on how food fortification issues could be addressed in Botswana.


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