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.
Africa Improved Foods receives first SDG Award for sustainable consumption
The Swiss Green Economy Symposium (SGES) this year presented its first SDG Award to Africa Improved Foods (AIF).More →
H.E. Filipe Nyusi's Visit at Africa Improved Foods
We feel very honored to have hosted H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique at Africa Improved Foods during his 3-day state visit in Kigali, Rwanda. It was a great pleasure!View Gallery →
President Edgar Lungu visits Africa Improved Foods
As part of his two-day state visit to Rwanda, Zambia’s President H.E Edgar Lungu visited our Plant. The visit was part of the Head of State’s tour of the Kigali Special Economic Zone.View Gallery →
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 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.