Who we are

Africa Improved Foods (AIF) is a public-private partnership involving DSM, Government of Rwanda, IFC, CDC Group and FMO. AIF provides a scalable and sustainable solution to malnutrition via local production of highly nutritious foods. $65m has been invested in Rwanda already in best-in-class technology, operational since December 2016. AIF is a social enterprise and embedded in its business model is a comprehensive strategy to reduce poverty, create jobs and address stunting and malnutrition through partnerships with nonprofit institutions, such as WFP & Governments, as well as making affordable commercial products for the mass market. Long-term contracts are in place to serve WFP & Government of Rwanda. Enough nutritious foods are being produced for >1 million children daily. AIF implements a Value Chain approach to develop local maize and soy farming to a much higher standard. Any profit AIF might make that is above a basic commercial return is given back to the Government of Rwanda to fund further nutritional programs.

We are inspired by the solid evidence that the 1000 days (from conception to the second birthday), are critical for a child’s physical and mental development.

Latest News

Africa Improved Foods CEO Amar Ali on the next decade of Sustainable Development Goals

Africa Improved Foods CEO Amar Ali on the next decade of Sustainable Development Goals

With 2020 around the corner, it leaves us with only 10 years to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of the most fundamental of the goals has been goal number 2 that aims at zero hunger. Amar Ali, CEO of Africa Improved Foods joins CNBC Africa for more.

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Road to the #AfricaInvestmentForum: Addressing Africa’s infrastructure challenges

Road to the #AfricaInvestmentForum: Addressing Africa’s infrastructure challenges

Africa must industrialize to end poverty and to generate employment for the 12 million young people who join its labour force every year.

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Nourishing Nations - Africa Outlook Magazine

Nourishing Nations - Africa Outlook Magazine

Overcoming malnutrition with foods made from locally grown maize.

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Nootri Products Range

The Nootri range is a set of porridge flours made for the whole family. They have been enriched with the relevant vitamins, minerals and proteins required for the healthy growth of children and to give you the energy you need to get through the day. These products are produced from locally grown mixed grains of soy, maize, whole wheat and sorghum.

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What our clients say

AIF Client Habima Elie

Mbabazi Justine

Mother in Kigali

I started drinking Nootri Family just recently and the results are just tremendous!

AIF Client Habima Elie

Ingabire Donata

New Mother in Kigali

I love feeding my baby with Nootri, it significantly contributes to her healthy growth and development!

AIF Client Habima Elie

Mukandoli Florence

Beneficiary

With SHISHA Kibondo, both my baby and I get the necessary nutrients for excellent health!

AIF Client Habima Elie

Uwizeyimana Faustin

Farmer in Rulindo district

AIF is a unique partner that purchases & pays right away for the maize we produce!

AIF Client Habima Elie

Habimana Elie

Head of COVAMABA cooperative

Our Work efficiency has truly improved thanks to the maize shellers provided by AIF.