Promoting composite bean flours to improve nutrition. Innovation Packages and Scaling Readiness (IPSR) Innovation Profile
Bean flour products consumption has improved the last five years from zero in 2017 to 5.2 million people in 2022 (3.387,719 women and 1,824,156 men).
PABRA (Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance)’ s target consumers for bean flours include women of reproductive age and children under five. This approach involved establishing a self-sustaining nutrition strategy to add value in our focal countries. Women have also been targeted with bean flours because, in Africa, women prepare the food in most households. Moreover, womenentrepreneurs have embraced bean processing to make nutritious porridge flour and other products—and are targeting other women as clients. Considering the role women play in food value-chains, this is encouraging.
Fungo, R., Rubyogo, J. and Birachi, E.