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Managing the Supply Chain of Specialized Nutritious Foods

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Specialized nutritious foods (SNF) are increasingly recognized as a viable and efficient component of programmes to treat and prevent undernutrition.

This publication has been produced to provide comprehensive guidance on supply chain management of SNF. Its purpose is twofold:

1. to improve planning, procurement, and delivery of nutritious foods to beneficiaries; and

2. to maintain the nutritional quality of SNF by promoting optimal control during transport, storage, stock management and distribution.

This guideline merges existing information on nutrition intervention planning, procurement, quality management and logistics. It will serve as an operational tool in the field, supporting staff from WFP and the wider humanitarian and development community. Each chapter presents guidance, references for further information, and ‘golden rules’ for practice at each stage of the supply chain.

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