Welcome to the third Sight and Life Rice Fortification Supplement, which focuses on the African continent, more specifically, the West African region. Following the previous supplements on Asia and Latin America, it is timely to take a closer look at the continent that has the largest per capita rice consumption after Asia yet where micronutrient deficiencies remain unacceptably high. This presents a significant opportunity for rice fortification. According to the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI) Africa Edition, despite a declining level of hunger across the continent since 2000, only three out of 42 countries in Africa have scores that fall into the ‘low’ hunger category, while 28 fall into the ‘serious’ category and five countries have scores in the ‘alarming’ category
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