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.
The Cob-Model: A post-harvest model that works.
AIF adopted a new sourcing model dubbed the “cob model” in which AIF in collaboration with its stakeholders undertakes most of the post-harvest activities alleviating the burden from the farmers. As a result, 83% of the volume sourced in the first season of 2020 was on cob versus shelled grain.Watch here →
Doing Something Meaningful about Food Insecurity
"I like to believe DSM is a business that has evolved, when it started out the acronym stood for Dutch State Mines but now the acronym stands more for "Do Something Meaningful!" Listen to Mr. Welsh as he shares more on DSM and AIF.Listen here →
Nootri Everyday Super Heroes
Every spoonful of Nootri comes loaded with the necessary vitamins, protein and minerals for you and your family to become healthier and strengthen your immunity. Pick up a pack today from your nearest store. Nootri, Every Spoonful CountsWatch here →
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, millet and sorghum.VISIT WEBSITE
What our clients say
Mother in Kigali
I started drinking Nootri Family just recently and the results are just tremendous!
New Mother in Kigali
I love feeding my baby with Nootri, it significantly contributes to her healthy growth and development!
With SHISHA Kibondo, both my baby and I get the necessary nutrients for excellent health!
Farmer in Rulindo district
AIF is a unique partner that purchases & pays right away for the maize we produce!
Head of COVAMABA cooperative
Our Work efficiency has truly improved thanks to the maize shellers provided by AIF.