The MERIEM project aims to develop marketing solutions to prevent malnutrition in large cities in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.

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Quality, fortified manufactured food products have strong potential to prevent malnutrition in young children and their mothers, by providing nutritional value suited to their needs. The MERIEM pilot project aims to develop marketing solutions that can be replicated on a large scale to prevent all forms of malnutrition in Sahelian cities.

7 partners

Gret, Hystra, ICI, IRAM, IRD, Ogilvy, ThinkPlace

3 sectors

NGOs, research, consultants working in the private sector

3 countries

Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger

 Michel Trapsida, Technical director of the Laitière du Sahel in Niger

“Foura soga is made using mainly local raw materials, essentially…

Amélie Girel, project manager at GRET for the Meriem project in Niger

“We conduct awareness-raising at ten healthcare centres in…

Lassine and Fatoumata, young parents in Bamako

Lassine: “I never accompanied my wife to the healthcare centre…

Kadia Traoré, Managing Director of Bara Musso

“When we go inside the market, we can see that everyone looks…

Modibo Coulibaly, head supervisor at Bara Musso

“The official launch took place on 6 September 2021. Since…

Aminata Berthe, a beneficiary of the Nafama marketing training in Bamako

“For the product launch, we received 2 days of marketing training…