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.
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Can Africa lead disruptive innovation in communications? CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to Aretha Rwagasore, Head key Accounts and Corporate Communications at Africa Improved Food for more on this.Watch →
Ronan, One Young World Ambassador's Visit at Africa Improved Foods
Looking back to One Young World ambassadors' visit at Africa Improved Foods. Ronan from UK tells us about what he thought about the visit. Watch here:Watch →
Henri, One Young World Ambassador's Visit at Africa Improved Foods
"I am very optimistic that Africa can achieve full sufficiency." says Henri, One Young World Ambassador from Burkina Faso. We look back to the day we had the pleasure of hosting the One Young World Ambassadors at AIF.Watch →
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.