InnoFaso SA is a Burkinabe food Company which is dedicated to fight malnutrition in Burkina Faso. InnoFaso produce and distribute the product Plumpy’Nut®, a Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to treat severe acute malnutrition in Burkina Faso and the sub region of West Africa. Created in 2011, this company has been built from collaboration between the engineer school 2iE foundation, the Nutriset’s holding company Onyx development SAS and the Bank Of Africa foundation.
Statement of Commitments
InnoFaso was the first company to integrate the Technopole of the International Institute for Water and Environmental engineering 2iE www.2ie-edu.org
Our mission is to give access and meet the needs of Burkina Faso in products for treatment and prevention of malnutrition.
In Burkina Faso, malnutrition alone is directly associated or 35% of deaths involved. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition in children under 5 years is estimated at 10.9% in 2013 which represents a significant reduction compared to that reported by the DHS (Demographic Health Survey) 2003 21% but still above the threshold “emergency” WHO set at 10%.” (UNICEF)
Since 2005, Plumpy’Nut® was regularly imported into Burkina Faso to treat children from this country (2500T, between 2007 -2012 including 900 Tons for 2012).
Facing to this situation, InnoFaso decided to act; A large part of raw materials used for the production of RUTF are available locally. However, it’s a real challenge locally to meet the international quality standard submitted by the United Nations. InnoFaso, in order to beneficiate of Nutriset’s competencies integrated the internationally recognized’ network; the PlumpyField Network (www.plumpyfield.com).
PlumpyField, initiated in 2005 by Nutriset, groups independent entrepreneurs that produce and distribute product from Plumpy and Enov ranges (RUF and LNS) in programmatic countries. It is now presents in 9 countries in France, Niger, Ethiopia, Madagascar, India, Sudan, Haïti and Burkina Faso as well as in United States with a non-for-profit. This economic model permits PlumpyField to be an important leverage of economic development in Southern countries.
By joining the network, InnoFaso benefits from the knowledge, knowhow, experiences, assistances and advises of Nutrisetinvarious fields of competence such as quality, production, maintenance, international supply etc. Exchanges with the other membersof the network are also powerful lever of development for InnoFaso
Membership in this network is also a quality assurance; and InnoFaso through this framework wants to take an active part in the fight against malnutrition in Burkina Faso and worldwide.
Thus, since 2013, InnoFaso provided Plumpy’Nut® to the main actors in the treatment of malnutrition in Burkina and in the sub-region.
In 2014, InnoFaso has supplied to its prominent organizations (Unicef, CICR, ACF, IMC) around 80 000 boxes of Plumpy’Nut® (equivalent to the treatment of 80 000 children).
Our objectives for next years are to contribute reducing malnutrition rate in Burkina Faso by covering at least 80% of Burkina Faso’s needs in products of treatment of malnutrition so that to replace the importation.
InnoFaso will also produce from March 2014, Plumpy’Sup™ in order to respond to children suffering from moderate acute malnutrition. Those children are mostly taken in charge by World Food Programs activities.
These objectives conduct InnoFaso to expand its production capacity to attain a production capacity of 5200 T per year for treating more than 370 000 children. We’re planning to achieve these objectives on the horizon 2018.
One of the network objectives is to improve the access of RUF to vulnerable populations. InnoFaso production unit contribute to this objective as Plumpy’Nut® and soon Plumpy’Sup™ are now localyavailable for children in Burkina and neighboring countries.
InnoFaso brings its knowledge in raw materials sourcing with news local suppliers, references them for the network.
In additional, InnoFaso being a company of 2iE technopôle, brings its knowledge in others specifics subject like Corporate Social Development (environments, human resources politics, trainings etc). (Please find in annex a resume of our Corporate Social policy).