Welcome to the GFDx, an analysis and visualization tool for data on food fortification. Food fortification adds essential vitamins and minerals, called micronutrients, to commonly consumed foods to prevent nutritional deficiencies. We call these commonly consumed foods that can be fortified food vehicles because they “deliver” nutrients.
Food fortification is one of the most scalable, sustainable and cost-effective interventions to combat micronutrient malnutrition.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies affect people globally – impacting their health and limiting their ability to contribute to the economic well-being of their communities and countries.
Designed for, and by the fortification community, the GFDx provides all the data necessary to track global progress on food fortification, and to enable decision makers to use data to improve the quality of national fortification programs.
Maps & Charts
The GFDx aggregates and visualizes data on five commonly fortified foods: maize flour, oil, rice, salt, and wheat flour. The GFDx includes indicators on food fortification legislation from 1940 to present, fortification standards, and food availability and intake, legislation scope, proportion of foods industrially processed, availability of regulatory monitoring protocols, fortification quality, and population coverage for 196 countries. Within the GFDx site, you are able to generate custom maps, charts, tables, and plots or download data for offline analysis. The GFDx will be continuously updated as new data and information become available.
Suggested Citation: Global Fortification Data Exchange. Accessed dd/mm/yyyy. [http://www.fortificationdata.org.]
Country Fortification Dashboard
Food Intake & Availability
Industrially Processed Food
MONITORING PROTOCOLS & FORTIFICATION QUALITY / COMPLIANCE
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ABOUT THE GFDx
The Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) is an online tool, which provides unparalleled access to critical data on food fortification, all in one place, as well as tools to aid in analysis and visualization.
All of the data in the GFDx come from countries and national programs. Some had already been compiled globally, but in independently managed, separate databases for each food. Other important food fortification data only exist in national databases. Consolidating available data for all five foods allows national decision-makers to more holistically view their fortification programs, identify gaps, and make comparisons across foods and between countries. Importantly, compiling national and global data and consolidating data sets across standardized indicators reflects the need for a collaborative and crosscutting partnership in fortification in order to improve diets globally.
SHARE YOUR DATA
Call to Action to Share Your Food Fortification Data
We believe that better data transparency can drive better outcomes by supporting informed programs and effective policy.
We encourage governments, nongovernmental agencies, program implementers, donors, academia, and private sector to commit to greater data transparency and coordination to ensure that food fortification programs are optimally implemented for the populations who need them most. If your government, agency, institution, or company would like to contribute data to the GFDx, we want to hear from you! We will take data contributions on any one or more foods, any one or more countries, and in any language. Please contact us by using the form below.
Whether you want to share your experience of using the GFDx, contribute data, suggest improvements to the GFDx, or provide any other comments and feedback, please contact us to join the discussion.