Public-Private Producer Partnership Enhances Raw Material Sourcing for Nutritious Food
Hallilco Foods Nigeria Limited is working with smallholder millet farmers in a contract farming program to improve the supply of iron and zinc-enriched millet for the production of nutritious food products. The contract farming program was facilitated in partnership with HarvestPlus Nigeria, through its Scaling Climate- and Nutrition-Smart Crops Through Market Systems in North Nigeria project funded with UK aid from the UK government through its Propcom+ program. This public-private producer partnership aims to improve the quality and quantity of millet production, create market access for smallholder farmers, and promote affordable, nutritious, and safe food products. This is part of the company’s efforts to strengthen and grow the climate-smart market for biofortified crops.