To determine the potential impact and the most appropriate delivery channel for fortified rice, it is essential to understand the population’s micronutrient status, existing programs to improve micronutrient status and the extent to which rice fortification can contribute to the micronutrient intake of the population. This article describes the process of identifying the type and level of micronutrient deficiencies in the population and the groups that are most affected. It also explains how the different delivery options may help to improve micronutrient status among identified vulnerable groups.
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