Partnership functions UP-DFS Partners Role of the partners in UP-DFS scale-up
Innovation and product development The University of Toronto (UT) The technology of encapsulating the iron particles and produce DFS by blending the pre-mix with iodized salt was developed at the University of Toronto.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) through the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) UT, through funding from GAC & IDRC, helped the transfer of the encapsulation technology to India by helping establish a local pre-mix production plant in the state of Rajasthan.
Implementation (Procurement and distribution of DFS) The Government of Uttar Pradesh – leadership
Tata Trusts, The India Nutrition Initiative (TINI)
– Program design and implementation
JVS Foods – Premix plant
Ankur Chemfoods – Salt vendor
With technical and programmatic assistance from Tata Trusts (TINI), the Department of Food and Civil Supplies acted as the nodal agency for the project implementation. The FCS department procured DFS from a salt vendor identified through an open tendering process independently handled by the government. The salt vendor purchased iron premix from a private manufacturer for blending with iodized salt. Technology assistance was provided to both the premix and DFS manufacturer by Tata Trusts (TINI). IDRC provided partial equipment support to premix manufacturer. The DFS was distributed at a subsidized price to the beneficiaries, with the subsidy provided by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Evidence generation and learning Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute
Saint John’s Research Institute
Evidence generation by evaluating the acceptability, implementation and nutrition outcomes of the project