what is plumpyfield?
PlumpyField is a network of independent producers who manufacture ready-to-use nutritional solutions right in the countries where they are most needed.
These products are used in the treatment and prevention of malnutrition, and comply with the highest international quality standards.
By sourcing locally, these members sustainably contribute to the social and economic development on their countries and to the fight against malnutrition.
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Partners for nutritional autonomy
The PlumpyField network now includes 7 partners in developing countries as well as a non-profit organization based in the United States.
The introduction of the local manufacture of Plumpy® et Enov® range products improves the response time to nutritional emergencies, makes it easier to tackle chronic malnutrition outside emergency periods, boosts local economies such as raw material production sectors and fosters the incorporation of ready-to-use nutritional supplements in national nutrition strategies.
Moreover, supported by Nutriset, a number of partners in the PlumpyField network are involved in projects to set up innovative distribution systems for products aimed at the prevention of malnutrition.
plumpyfield MEMBERS in 2014
Nutritional Autonomy for All
"Capacity of a country or community to set up a sustainable system to identify and make accessible the nutrients required for the development and good health of its population."
The Nutritional Autonomy for All strategy has been set up to end the continual emergency response to malnutrition. To successfully achieve this goal, the PlumpyField network and its members are continuously trying to forecast and to develop nutritional solutions in accordance with the specificities of each country.
In order to be able to offer nutritional solutions to children and other vulnerable populations before their situations worsen and they enter the more serious stages of malnutrition, the PlumpyField network has extended its range to include preventive products.
The permanent research led by the community makes it possible today to supply new solutions to avoid the dramatic stage of severe acute malnutrition. Indeed, by supplying supplementary foods on a yearly basis, the network eradicates the peak of the crisis.
Unfortunately, in the aim to reach the nutritional autonomy for each concerned country, developing new products is definitely not enough!
Thanks to their working all along the value chain, PlumpyField members are contributing to the long term nutritional autonomy of their country. This is done at several levels: in the agriculture sector to increase the quality of the peanuts, but also by developing partnerships with universities for research or by advocating toward governments to implement national nutrition strategies.
The local production strategy of Plumpy® and Enov® range products participate in the long-term development of the agri-food industry: the objective is to build a bridge between emergency and sustainably.
The partners produce Ready-to-Use Foods for the treatment or prevention of malnutrition, engage in research and development, and strive toward nutritional autonomy within all communities. The members of the network share the same vision, and the same ethical approach, enabling them to work within a strategic framework favoring the development and production of innovative nutritional solutions adapted to the needs of the countries of the developing world.