Manila Forum 2000: Strategies to Fortify Essential Foods in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | December 2001
  • US$10.00 (paperback)

Representatives from eight Asian and Pacific countries met at ADB's headquarters for the Manila Forum 2000 to discuss the role of the food industry in eliminating micronutrient deficiencies such as Vitamin A, iodine, and iron. This publication presents

  • the views shared by heads of industry and public sector regulators on how high-quality foods are promoted for national, regional, and international markets
  • the consensus reached at the Forum
  • a statement adopted on regional action and national capacity-building efforts in the public and private sectors and on a need for monitoring by civil society


  • Welcoming Remarks
  • Consensus Statement
  • Plenary Session 1: Why We Are Here
  • Plenary Session 2: Reviewing Some Successes
  • Plenary Session 3: Making Policy Work
  • Plenary Session 4: Learning From Food Companies
  • Plenary Session 5: Meeting Consumers' Needs in the Global Environment
  • Plenary Session 6: Major Opportunities for Wheat Flour Fortification
  • Plenary Session 7: Fortification Of Condiments
  • After the Manila Forum: ADB and Partners Lead a Regional Initiative to Fortify Essential Foods for the Poor
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

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  • Nutrition
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