Due to guidance from the Government of Thailand, in response to the threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southeast Asia, we are postponing the Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference and the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification to a later, as-yet-unspecified date.
In accordance with the recommendation, the Micronutrient Forum is postponing the 5th Global Conference, originally scheduled to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from March 23 to 27, 2020, and GAIN, the Micronutrient Forum and HarvestPlus are postponing the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification, originally scheduled to take place in Bangkok, Thailand March 22 and 23, 2020.
From March 21 to 23, 2020 the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Micronutrient Forum and HarvestPlus. This high-level event immediately precedes the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2020 and will be held in the same facility.
The Second Global Summit on Food Fortification is part of a worldwide effort to invigorate interest, awareness and investment in Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) and biofortification – two population-based interventions with enormous potential to contribute sustainably to reducing and preventing micronutrient deficiencies globally. This high level event will provide a basis for new fortification commitments from governments, donors, and the private sector at the upcoming Nutrition for Growth Summit in Japan.
The summit will explore complementarities between industrial fortification and biofortification, as well as lessons learned from industrial fortification that are applicable to efforts to scale up biofortification and maximise its impact.
For more information about the programme, registration and partners, please have a look at the website.
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