Malnutrition is one of the key responsible factors of health problems in populations in low- and middle-income countries. Owing to its strong contribution to ill health and disability of workers and students, malnutrition is associated with socio-economic instability. Among the reasons for malnutrition is the loss of a large amount of valuable bioactive nutrients along the value chain of food production and processing, (e.g. vitamins, minerals and dietary fibers) in the form of crop losses and by-products (e.g. chemical waste).
This project should identify opportunities to render large amounts of unused biomass usable. Through the combination of targeted processing steps and natural fermentative processes, substances with a high bioavailability should be made completely available for the human nutrition.
Carlotta Sartori: email@example.com, phone: +41 31 910 29 08
School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences, HAFL, Bern University of Applied Sciences:
Research Partners: Various research institutions and NGOs in the target countries, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); Involvement of the private sector in the food industry
Cost: CHF 400,000.-
Duration: 3 years