PlumpyField® network in figures
Considered a model for building sustainable production systems in developing countries, the PlumpyField® network works to reduce malnutrition and food insecurity by investing in infrastructure and improving agricultural production. The following numbers underscore how the PlumpyField® network in making a difference:
- 1 million – the number of children treated in 2011 with Nutriset products to prevent or treat malnutrition
- 500+ – the number of jobs created in developing countries by PlumpyField® members
- 12,000 tons – the amount of ready-to-use foods produced by the members of the PlumpyField® network in 2011
- 800 tons – the amount of peanuts purchased from local farmers to produce Nutriset products in developing countries
- 870 tons – the amount of edible oils procured from local producers to manufacture Nutriset products in developing countries
- 970 tons – the amount of sugar purchased from local farmers to produce Nutriset products in developing countries
Nutriset’s Global Impact
According to UNICEF, as many as 26 million children under the age of five suffer from SAM every year. In addition, another 41 million children are estimated to have moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) while as many as 195 million are chronically malnourished.
To help reverse malnourishment, Nutriset is working to improve the nutritional status of children and others in the developing world.
In 2012 alone:
- Nutriset products were used in 80 destinations in Africa, Latin America and Asia to prevent or treat malnutrition
- Nutriset provided nutritional care to 5.3 million children
- 1.6 million children suffering from SAM were treated with Plumpy'Nut®
- Almost 3.7 million children benefited from nutritional support from other Plumpy®- type products (Plumpy'Sup™, Plumpy'doz™, Nutributter®, etc.)
- Over 23 million children suffering from diarrhea received ZinCfant®, in combination with oral rehydration salts (ORS)
Nutriset works closely with both governmental and non-governmental organizations, various United Nations agencies, non-profits, foundations and others to distribute its products as part of humanitarian aid to developing countries in need.
Below is a breakdown of 2012 Nutriset sales by buyer type
- International organizations
- Trading groups
- Other (associations, research centers, etc.)