PReSENTATION of EDESIA
Edesia was established in 2009 as a nonprofit dedicated to treat and prevent malnutrition through ready-to-use foods (RUF). Edesia’s mandates are to:
- Produce high-quality RUFs,
- Collaborate on research and development to improve distribution systems and optimize the use of RUFs,
- Support local producers of RUFs in the developing world,
- Engage in educational efforts and direct advocacy to raise the profile of global malnutrition.
As a nonprofit in the USA, Edesia collaborates with U.S.- based nutrition research institutions and nonprofits, and advocates within the U.S. government to promote targeted nutritionally focused food products in international food aid. Located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the new plant was inaugurated in 2016.