Farm Concern International, FCI has developed Nutri-dense Food basket as an integrated approach in practical response to household malnutrition, a global problem mainly caused by unhealthy diets. This approach is optimized to deliver specific solutions for various cohorts; infant and young children under 5years, invalids of various categories, elderly, pregnant and lactating mothers among others to meet their daily requirements for healthy living. Nutri-dense Food Basket approach is embedded under the welfare principles of the FCI’s Commercial Villages model that seeks to explore different ways for household dietary diversification using most available nutritious foods. FCI also works to influence consumption trends of various traditional foods that have proven ability to fight micronutrient deficiency. The approach considers nutrition education and awareness, foods utilization campaigns for optimum bioavailability of nutrients a strategic approach in programme implementation to ensure healthy rural and urban populace. FCI works with partners including Universities, government agencies to develop messages, simplified recipes on food utilization and also community farmer organizations engagement and participation for enhanced awareness.
FCI VISION : To have commercialized smallholder communities with increased incomes for improved, stabilized & sustainable livelihoods in Africa and beyond