The Scaling Up Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean event, held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (August 2016), brought together over 100 stakeholders including government decision-makers and technical staff, and national, regional and international technical experts from various institutions and agencies including the United Nations (UN), academia, and the private sector. Country delegations attended from Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Panama and Peru. Two representatives from El Salvador attended as observers. The workshop was organized with the support of a Technical Advisory Group including members from the Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the Peruvian National Nutrition Institute (INN), and the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica.
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